A weekend Huntsville car wreck involving a Huntsville Police car has claimed the life of the driver of the other vehicle. The initial investigation has revealed that the other driver ran may have been speeding and ran a stop sign which caused the crash. The passenger in the at-fault vehicle is still in critical condition at Huntsville Hospital. For more information see the Huntsville WHNT 19 story “Driver Who Hit Police Officer Dies in Hospital.”
As experienced Huntsville car accident attorneys, we too often see the deadly result that can occur when someone fails to yield the right of way. According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, there were 10,845 crashes in Alabama in 2008 that were a result of someone running a stop sign. This accounted for 8.7% of Alabama car accidents.