Alabama residents often fail to think about how dangerous it is to operate a motor vehicle on the roadways in our state. However, automobile crashes can happen at any time. When a crash involves a small automobile and a big heavy truck, the occupants of the car rarely escape without serious and potentially life-threatening injuries.
In one such incident, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency reported that a woman was killed in a two-vehicle collision in Montgomery after her vehicle collided with a concrete truck. The 52-year-old woman was driving a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta when she was struck by a 2003 Oshkosh concrete truck head-on at approximately 8:20 a.m.
After the collision, the woman was rushed to the Baptist Medical Center South for emergency treatment. However, despite their best efforts, doctors and hospital staff were unable to save her. She was pronounced dead at the medical facility. A child, who was also riding in the Volkswagen at the time of the collision, survived with non-life-threatening injuries. At last report, no information has been released regarding who was at fault for this catastrophic truck accident.
It is always very important for people involved in an injurious car crash that a thorough investigation is conducted to determine who was at fault for the accident. When fault has been revealed — and when it can be proved definitively in court — the party that caused the crash will be financially responsible for the damages that resulted from the collision. In cases that involve commercial vehicles, both the driver and the company that employed the driver could be found liable for the crash.
Source: WSFA 12, “Victim identified in fatal 2-vehicle accident on Vaughn Road,” Aug. 24, 2016