Albertville, AL – Morgan Powell Killed on Hustleville Rd
Albertville, AL (December 14, 2020) – A two-car accident that took place on AL-75 left one person dead on Friday, December 11th.
Police reports state that 23-year-old Morgan Haley Powell, a resident of Boaz, died when her car and a Freightliner Cascadia collided on Hustleville Road, five miles north of Albertville.
The driver of the tractor-trailer, 63-year-old Jerome Smart, a resident of Albertville, lost control of his truck when its payload shifted its weight, causing the truck to veer over the centerline, and crash into Powell’s car.
Powell was pronounced dead at the scene.
Smart was transported via ambulance to a local hospital for emergency treatment.
This accident is under investigation by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Morgan Haley Powell, at this time.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Albertville
The state of Alabama, in one recent year, saw nearly 9,400 accidents involving tractor-trailers. These accidents made up close to 4% of all motor vehicle accidents throughout that state in that one year, causing injuries to more than 2,500 people and causing the death of over 100 more. The rate of oversized commercial truck accidents has increased by around 24% over the past decade.
Tens of thousands of people are hospitalized each year in our state for debilitating injuries like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, neck injuries, and traumatic brain injuries. In many cases, victims require emergency medical assistance and have to spend weeks in area hospitals to recover. After being released from hospitals, victims have to continue going to therapy for months.
Even though we would like to believe that every person is able to recover from their injuries, thousands of people sustain injuries that leave them permanently disabled. The mental, physical, and financial consequences of accidents are often overwhelming for victims and their families.
When people are injured in accidents as a result of other drivers’ negligence, they may be able to reach out to a car accident attorney in Alabama to explore legal options available to them. In many cases, victims have legal avenues available to help them secure compensation after being harmed.
We at The Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown strive to help victims maximize their recoveries. We work diligently to help our clients obtain full and fair compensation to cover medical treatment, vehicle repairs, lost earnings, and a variety of other financial burdens they face throughout their recovery. Working with a legal team that is compassionate to your needs while being equally aggressive in protecting them will help to ensure your legal rights and best interests are protected.
We provide our clients with individualized representation that insurance their unique needs are met after they are injured in accidents. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Alabama by calling (334) 277-3757 to see how we can help you. By scheduling a free case review with car accident attorney Dwayne L. Brown in Montgomery, Alabama, we can discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident and determine the best options available to get you the justice and compensation you need and deserve. Call us now.
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