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Birmingham, AL – Felicia Renee Richardson Fatally Struck at 68th St and First Ave N.

3.17 Opelika, AL - Pedestrian Injured During Crash on US-431

Birmingham, AL (February 22, 2021) – Birmingham police have released the name of a woman who was killed last week as she was trying to cross a street.

On Monday, February 22nd, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office identified the pedestrian as 61-year-old Felicia Renee Richardson, a resident of Birmingham.

The accident took place at about 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17th at the intersection of First Avenue North and 68th Street. Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and notified police.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Felicia Renee Richardson, at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Birmingham

Alabama law requires drivers to yield the right-of-way to any pedestrian in a crosswalk or close enough to the lanes of traffic to be a possible risk.

Conversely, pedestrians are expected to yield the right-of-way to motor vehicles and bicycle riders when they are crossing the street by way of an unmarked crosswalk in an intersection or outside of a marked crosswalk.

An overwhelming portion of pedestrian accidents are caused by driver distraction or by drivers who are not looking for pedestrians. Distracted driving can include activities like eating, texting while driving, and dealing with dashboard equipment. Intoxicated drivers are also a popular source of pedestrian injuries.  

When victims lose their lives in accidents caused by the negligent or careless actions of other motorists, it is crucial that their families contact a wrongful death attorney in Alabama at their earliest convenience. Families may be entitled to compensation from those at-fault to alleviate the costs they face moving forward. A knowledgeable legal team, like the attorneys at the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown, will provide you with the best chances of recovering after losing a loved one in an accident.

Our Montgomery pedestrian accident attorneys have extensive experience helping bereaved families overcome the negative consequences of losing loved ones in accidents. We strive to provide the most effective and trusted legal representation for our clients to ensure their best interests and legal rights are protected. In fact, we have earned a reputation for helping our clients collect over one-million dollars in combined settlements for personal injury and wrongful death cases and we are dedicated to helping everyone we work with maximize their recoveries so they are in the best position possible to move forward. 

If your loved one lost their life in a crash as a result of another driver’s negligence, contact Montgomery personal injury attorneys at (334) 277-3757 to see how we can help you protect your legal rights and get the justice you deserve.

Notes: The members of our writing staff for the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown used secondary sources when creating this news post. These sources include but are not limited to news reports, local police reports, state police reports, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents in Alabama. The facts and information included in this post have not been independently verified. If there is any information that is not correct in our post, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can correct our post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, we will remove it from our site.   

Disclaimer: Our staff at the Law Office of Dwayne L. Brown have worked hard to become valued members of the Montgomery, Alabama business community. We write accident news stories with the intent and purpose of bringing awareness to the dangers of driving in our community with hopes that our fellow community members will use added precautions when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in an Alabama accident. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. The information provided in this post is not meant to be legal advice or medical advice. The picture used in this post is not representative of the accident described in this post.

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