May 29, 2012
While the Memorial Day weekend brought a high volume of traffic on state highways, the Alabama Highway Patrol is reporting a lower than average number of fatalities. According to ABC 33/40 News, only three fatalities occurred over the holiday weekend. This number is down from the seven deaths that were reported over the holiday weekend last year.
Troopers stated that the three fatal accidents occurred in Walker, Madison, and Winston Counties. In two of the crashes, the victims not being properly restrained by seatbelts at the time of the accident was listed as a contributing factor. The other accident involved a man who was ejected from his motorcycle. No fatalities were reported on Sunday or Monday, which are statistically the deadliest days to travel the highways.
Law enforcement attributes this to a high number of DUI checkpoints and saturation patrols, which were conducted statewide over the weekend. The agency is also in the midst of running its “Click It or Ticket” campaign aimed at educating the public on the importance of always wearing a seatbelt when in a motor vehicle.
The Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers say that the best way to avoid injury in the event of an Alabama Car Accident is to buckle up before the vehicle enters the roadway. Doing so will help ensure you are held inside the vehicle during a collision, thus reducing your chances of injury.