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Northport, AL – Local Man Killed in Tractor-trailer Crash on McFarland Rd

by | Jun 11, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents |

Northport, AL (June 11, 2024) – On Sunday, June 9, a local man was killed after a crash involving a commercial truck in the Northport area. The deadly accident took place that night, around 5:17 p.m., at the 6800 block of McFarland Boulevard. It was later reported that three vehicles collided at the scene.

A tractor-trailer, a Ford Mustang, and a Honda Accord were involved in the crash. It was reported that the driver of the Mustang was leaving Green Village Trailer Park and entering MacFarland Road when they were struck by the westbound semi-truck. The driver of the Mustang, later identified as 59-year-old Anthony Allen of Northport, suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck then hit the Honda, which was also headed westbound. The driver and passenger of the Accord were hurt in the collision. No further information on the accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident is in progress.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Deadly Trucking Accidents in Alabama

Northport, AL - Local Man Killed in Tractor-trailer Crash on McFarland Rd

Large vehicles are more likely to cause serious injuries and damages in the event of an accident. It is common knowledge that you have a far higher chance of suffering potentially fatal injuries in an accident involving a large semi-truck. There are an estimated 3,455 semi-truck crashes reported in Alabama each year, with an estimated 148 deaths. Over 500,000 heavy truck crashes are reported in the United States each year, with an average of over 5,000 fatalities. A commercial vehicle can weigh up to 70,000 pounds when fully loaded, which is more than enough to cause serious injuries in the event of an accident. Sadly, the likelihood of fatal injuries in trucking accidents is much higher. You should be ready to defend your legal rights with the help of an experienced attorney in the event that a loved one is killed in a crash.

Cases involving semi-truck crashes can be complicated, often involving multiple parties. In other words, you might be facing more than just a careless truck driver. The trucking company and possibly a third-party parts manufacturer could have been involved. Since truck accident claims are subject to unique regulations, your claim needs to be handled by a knowledgeable lawyer with prior experience managing cases involving accidents. Following a deadly 18-wheeler accident, you need to look into every option for filing a wrongful death lawsuit. Having a skilled attorney protect your legal rights is in your best interest.

You may be wondering if your life will ever be the same again after losing someone close to you in a deadly crash. A competent Northport wrongful death lawyer will be ready to get to work on your case. The legal team at Maloney-Lyons, LLC is prepared to fight to protect your legal rights. Call us today at 251-225-6105.