A one car Birmingham, Alabama car wreck has sadly claimed the life of a Birmingham, Alabama woman. According to the Birmingham News, 51 year old LaJuanda Coleman was driving along Avenue W when her car struck a utility pole causing the car to overturn. At this time, it’s not clear what caused Mrs. Coleman’s car to strike the utility pole. In 2007, there were 15,404 Alabama automobile crashes where a car struck a fixed object such as a utility pole. Further, in 2007 290 were killed in Alabama car and truck accidents where their vehicle struck a fixed object. Recent studies have shown that many of these wrecks are the result of distracted drivers. Many of these fixed object accidents can be avoided if drivers will simply avoid using their cell phones while driving and stop texting while driving. For more information on distracted drivers see the USA Today article States Target Distracted Drivers.