Snow and freezing rain led to icy roadways across Alabama Wednesday as winter weather hit the South hard. Alabama State Police reported more than 30 car accidents in Alabama by yesterday afternoon and expect to increase their estimate as reports of less serious car crashes trickle in. Troopers had to do a sort of highway triage, simply handing out forms to drivers in single car crashes so that State Troopers could direct their focus to crashes that resulted in car accident injuries.
Whiteout conditions and icy patches on Alabama highways and bridges led to several multi-vehicle crashes as motorists lost control of their cars. Wednesday saw at least two fatal car accidents and potentially dozens of car accident injuries. While dangerous weather and icy conditions make driving more difficult, drivers have a responsibility to respect the weather and change their driving habits according to the weather conditions. If you are driving faster than weather conditions safely allow, your recklessness and negligence could result in a car accident that injures someone or causes a wrongful death.
The car accident attorneys of Long & Long urge all Alabama residents to drive safely this winter season and to be extremely careful when navigating icy or snowy roads.
If you have been injured in a winter car accident in Alabama, please contact the car crash injury lawyers of Long & Long today for a free consultation about potential car accident injury compensation.