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Collision Leads to Traffic Delays in Moulton, Alabama (AL)


May 20, 2020

MOULTON, AL- Moultonadvertiser.com writes that two vehicles were involved in a collision that took place at the intersection of Alabama 157 close to the Fair Haven Church of Christ.* 

The afternoon wreck led to delays in the southbound lanes as only one lane was left open. One of the drivers involved in the incident was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police are carrying out an investigation into the crash. 

Car accidents take place frequently in Alabama. In fact, in 2018, a collision was reported on average every 197 seconds in the state. Injuries caused by collisions took place once every eleven minutes and five seconds. While the majority of wrecks in the state happen in urban areas, the majority of traffic deaths take place in the rural parts of Alabama. 

Safety advocates offer drivers with advice on how to stay safe in Alabama. The number one factor is to use a seatbelt. Statistics show that 56 percent of people killed in Alabama car crashes failed to use any form of restraint. 

Of course, another tip is to follow traffic signals. The leading cause of non-fatal collisions is the failure to yield the right of way. The safety advocates also point out that it is important for drivers to always remain sober behind the wheel. Texting and driving is another significant risk to driver safety. A driver who is texting presents the risk of a crash that is about 23 times higher than a person who is not texting. Other important advice is to follow the speed limit, including those in work zones, to be aware of cyclists and on the lookout for motorcycles, not to talk and drive, to use age-appropriate child restraints, and to use caution around train tracks. 

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.

Sources:

https://www.moultonadvertiser.com/news/local/article_7832f746-9941-11ea-bb1f-2bff2991c97d.html

https://drivesafealabama.org/serious-stats/

https://drivesafealabama.org/learning-center/top-10-safe-driver-habits/


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