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Opelika, AL – One Killed, Another Hurt in Crash on I-85

by | Jun 22, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Opelika, AL (June 22, 2024) – On Friday, June 21, one person was killed and another was injured after a collision in the Opelika area. The fatal accident was reported on Interstate 85 NB near Exit 58 that afternoon at around 2:30 p.m. Two vehicles reportedly collided at the scene.

Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. One of the drivers was found unresponsive at the scene. The unconscious driver, identified as 57-year-old Narendrakumar Patel of Auburn, was transported to East Alabama Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. The other driver was also hospitalized for the treatment of sustained injuries. No additional information on the fatal accident is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local law enforcement officials. 

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

Deadly Car Accidents in Alabama

Opelika, AL - One Killed, Another Hurt in Crash on I-85

There is always room for potential danger on the road. Thankfully, if a careless driver injures you, you have legal recourse in your favor. The unfortunate reality is that car crashes are the leading cause of fatalities and severe injuries in the nation. Alabama’s roads are infamously hazardous, with fatalities and serious injuries occurring in car crashes nearly almost daily. The Alabama Department of Transportation (ADOT) reports that in the most recent year, there were 159,102 registered crashes in the state, with an estimated 46,000 injuries and 930 fatalities. It is never easy to handle the aftermath of a fatal car accident. To get the best result possible, you need a wrongful death lawyer with experience who has handled cases similar to yours in the past. These lawyers have the skills, background, and tools required to successfully defend your rights and negotiate the best possible resolution for your case.

After experiencing a catastrophic auto accident, the road to a full recovery can be an uphill battle when faced alone. It can be difficult to carry on with your everyday activities after a reckless driver kills someone you love. Family members often feel scared about what lies ahead and how they will pay for the losses. Speak with a knowledgeable lawyer who has handled wrongful death claims in order to safeguard your legal rights at this difficult time. We understand that you don’t want to put yourself in danger and that some circumstances can be quite challenging. To ensure that your case is handled properly from start to finish, your attorney will be there for you at every turn.

You do not have to be on your own as you deal with the aftermath of a fatal car accident. The attorneys at Maloney-Lyons, LLC can assist you in navigating the challenging wrongful death claim process. Call our offices at 251-225-6105 to speak with our knowledgeable legal team about your case if you are prepared to start working on it with the assistance of an Opelika wrongful death attorney