Alabama Man Killed in Single-Vehicle Wreck in Decatur, Alabama
DECATUR, AL. – According to an online news report from waff.com, an Alabama man was killed in a single-vehicle wreck December 29. The cause of the accident has not been determined at this time.*
At approximately 1:45 a.m. on December 29, 38-year-old Anthony James Anders, of Hartselle, Alabama, was driving a 2002 Honda Accord on Indian Hills Road in Decatur, Alabama. About two miles west of Priceville, Alabama, Anders’s vehicle left the roadway and crashed into a tree. It is not clear what caused him to leave the roadway. No other vehicles were involved.
Anders died at the scene. Authorities said he was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Alabama State Troopers are still investigating the collision and have not yet reported additional information.
According to an article from Forbes, one in five accidents involve single-vehicle roadway departures. More than 8,000 people in the United States die each year in single-vehicle rollover crashes. Many of these accidents involve alcohol or drugs, speeding, or medical emergencies. Sometimes, drivers suffer medical complications while driving, during which they become unconscious or unable to continue driving and crash their vehicles.
Inattentive driving is also a large factor in these types of crashes. People distracted behind the wheel are 75 percent more likely to be involved in fatal, single-vehicle accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Run-off-the-road accidents tend to occur more often with older drivers or teen drivers, though drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in fatal accidents starting at age 65.
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