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Alabama officer says children suffering in car accidents is worst

Some Alabama roads seem to be more dangerous than others when it comes to motor vehicle travel. In fact, following a horrendous crash on Highway 79, the coroner said it was one of six fatal car accidents in one week's time. Several people died in the recent collision, which involved two vehicles and a teenage driver.

A State of Alabama Law Enforcement Agency trooper who was sitting inside his home at the time said he never even heard the crash. However, what he did hear (and see) in the moments and hours that followed are etched in his mind. The officer said he'll never forget the sound of a woman screaming for someone to help her babies.

The voice was that of a mother of two who was behind the wheel of one of the crashed vehicles. Sadly, she did not survive her injuries, nor did either of her children. One of her girls, age 7, was pronounced dead at the crash scene; her sister, age 5, succumbed to her injuries at a nearby hospital some time later. A 16-year-old who was apparently driving the other car involved in the collision was taken to a medical facility for treatment of injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

The Alabama trooper who rendered aid at the scene said he's seen a lot of terrible things in his career. He also stated that witnessing children suffering and dying is something  he will struggle to overcome emotionally for the rest of his life. When Alabama car accidents like this occur, those family members who survive deceased victims often pursue justice on their behalves by filing wrongful death claims against any and all parties deemed negligent  in the collisions.

Source: ABC 33/40, "2 children, 1 adult killed in two-vehicle crash on Hwy 79 identified", Accessed on June 1, 2017

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