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Union Grove, AL – Two Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Pleasant Valley Rd

by | Jul 7, 2024 | Catastrophic Personal Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Union Grove, AL (July 7, 2024) – Two people were killed and another injured following a two-vehicle collision in the Union Grove area on Saturday, July 6. The deadly crash was reported at the intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and US-231 late that night around 7 p.m. A motorcycle and another vehicle collided at the scene. 

Local reports indicated that 27-year-old Blake Hicks of Arab was riding a motorcycle when he collided with a car driven by 75-year-old Carolyn Thompson of Joppa. Hicks sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by attending paramedics. Thompson was transported to Marshall Medical Center North, where she was later pronounced dead. Another passenger in the vehicle was taken to Huntsville Hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries. No additional information on the crash is currently available. Local law enforcement officials are managing an ongoing investigation into the cause of the collision. 

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

Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Alabama

Union Grove, AL - Two Killed in Motorcycle Crash on Pleasant Valley Rd

Alabama is the 10th deadliest state in the United States when it comes to motorcycle crashes. In a recent year, the state has reported 93 fatal motorcycle crashes. Motorcycle accidents usually result in fatalities since they are less visible and less stable when braking suddenly. Riders have significantly less protection than those in passenger cars, and there is a much higher risk of serious injuries. Alcohol use is the most frequent cause of motorcycle accidents in Alabama. Alcohol was a factor in almost 88 percent of motorcycle-related deaths in the state in a recent year, accounting for 77 out of 93 fatalities. You may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim after losing someone close to you in a crash. 

You never know when a motorcycle accident will claim the life of a loved one. It could drastically alter your life, and you are probably unfamiliar with the complicated legal system. It is never easy managing the aftermath of a deadly crash. You might be eligible to make a wrongful death claim and receive payment for any damages as a result under Alabama state law. To pursue the full worth of your case, you should speak with an experienced attorney who has a proven track record of handling successful wrongful death cases. 

You should not be held financially responsible for a reckless driver’s actions. A trained Union Grove motorcycle accident lawyer is prepared to fight for your legal rights. The experienced legal team at Maloney-Lyons, LLC is here to make sure your voice is heard during this difficult time. If you have any questions about your situation, we are here to answer them. Contact our offices today at 251-225-6105 to get started on your case with our skilled legal team. You will be glad that our experienced legal team is on your side.