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Five-Year-Old Child Tragically Dies in Clay County Multiple-Vehicle Accident


November 20, 2019

BARFIELD, AL – According to an online news report at abc3340.com, a five-year-old child tragically died in a multiple-vehicle accident earlier this week in Clay County, Alabama.*

The child has not been identified in the report.   Officers with the Clay County Sheriff’s Department as well as the Lineville Police Department were dispatched to the scene however, state troopers took over the investigation of the accident.

The crash happened in the late afternoon hours at McVey Road on Highway 9.  The child’s older brother, who also has not been identified, was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in critical condition.  It is not clear what happened in the crash and whether others sustained injuries.  The accident is currently under investigation.  

In Alabama, accident statistics are staggering. In 2017, there were 156,993 crashes that resulted in 47,771 injuries and 948 deaths.  Of the fatalities, 79 were motorcyclists, six were bicyclists, and 113 were pedestrians.

Over half of the individuals who die in Alabama car accidents were not wearing their seat belts at the time of the crash. For several years, Alabama’s rate of traffic deaths have ranked above the national average.

Accidents that involve two or more automobiles are the most common type of accident in Alabama, which accounts for 71.8% of traffic accidents in the state back in 2017.  In 2017, there were 379 deaths in vehicle-on-vehicle crashes and 309 who died in single-vehicle accidents.

The largest amount of crashes in 2017 occurred during the afternoon commute, which is between 3:00 and 6:00 p.m.  

Approximately half of the motorists involved in crashes in Alabama men were male and half were female. 70% of the motorists involved in deadly accidents were men.

Accident News is a safety and education initiative from Montlick & Associates, designed to help people better understand and thereby avoid common accident causes.  To learn more about our injury prevention programs, including iridesafe.com - click here. We hope you are never in an accident, but if you or family member are injured, call Montlick & Associates 24/7 for your free consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or use our live chat at Montlick.com.

Source:https://abc3340.com/news/local/5-year-old-killed-in-3-vehicle-accident-in-clay-county and https://drivesafealabama.org/uploads/files/ALDOT-2017-CrashFactsBook.pdf


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