Columbus, AL – Jaleesa Moore Fatally Struck by Car on I-185
Columbus, AL (December 16, 2020) – A driver who exited her vehicle after crashing into a wall along Interstate 185 on Wednesday, December 16th was hit and killed by another car.
According to Columbus Police, the coroner has since identified the victim as 28-year-old Jaleesa Moore, a resident of Fort Mitchell. Moore died of blunt-force trauma during the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials stated that the crash accident took place at about 3:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate 185 between Macon Road and Manchester Expressway and caused the vehicle to come to a stop facing against the retaining wall facing northward. As Moore got out to stand next to her car is when another southbound vehicle hit her and her car.
The other driver was not seriously hurt.
The interstate was closed for several hours while police investigated.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Jaleesa Moore, at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Columbus
Alabama has the 8th highest pedestrian fatality rate in the country. As a matter of fact, when taking into account the United States as a single entity, fatal pedestrian accidents are at their highest rate out of the last 25 years. 2017 and 2018 combined saw about 12,000 pedestrian fatalities, which comprised about 16% of all vehicular fatalities during that time.
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.
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