Birmingham, AL – Fatal Auto Transport Trailer Accident on I-59
Birmingham, AL (October 8, 2020) – Police responded to the scene of a fatal accident that took place on Tuesday, October 6th on Interstate 59/20 at the intersection for Interstate 65.
Officers from the Birmingham Police Department along with Birmingham Fire and Rescue Service were both dispatched to the crash site at about 5:10 p.m.
Official statements indicate that a fully-loaded auto transport trailer plunged over the side of the ramp on Interstate 65 and crashed onto Interstate 59/20. The transport operator, whose identity remains unreported at this time, was pronounced dead on the scene.
A second victim was transported via ambulance to University Hospital’s Trauma Center with injuries that were classified as non-life-threatening.
The scene of the accident was shut down for approximately five hours.
This accident remains under investigation by local law enforcement.
We would like to offer our condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal 18-Wheeler Accidents in Birmingham
The state of Alabama has a thriving trucking industry. As reported by the Alabama Trucking Association, there are a total of 9,160 trucking companies throughout the state.
A recent review of data pertaining to tractor-trailer accidents conducted by The University of Alabama showed that 7,782 tractor-trailer accidents caused injuries to 2,184 victims and were responsible for the deaths of 89 others in just one year.
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