A Lafayette teenager was killed early Sunday morning when his truck left the road and struck a tree. The single car incident took place around 4am on Highway 431 in Chambers County, AL. The Alabama Highway Patrol is currently investigating all possible causes. Due to the early morning hour and the fact that the driver lost control and struck a tree, both *speed and exhaustion could have been involved.
Car wrecks are the # 1 cause of death for people under 25, claiming 11,000 young lives every year. Virtually all of these deaths result not from accidents, but from 7 CHOICES the Citrin Safety Foundation calls D.A.N.G.E.R.S.:
Distractions (texting, eating, applying make-up, pets, etc.)
Alochol/drugs (driving impaired)
No seat belts (failing to buckle up)
Groups (too many young passengers)
Riding bumpers (tailgating)
Speed (exceeding the speed limit or failing to slow down for weather, traffic, or other conditions)
Fortunately, the National Safety Council created a program called “Alive at 25” which is proven to be 90% effective in reducing these fatalities. Because Alabama ranks 3rd worst in the U.S. in traffic deaths, Alabama trial lawyer Andy Citrin became certified in 2009 to teach the “Alive at 25” program. A father of four and a top-rated injury attorney with a 26 year track record of winning large verdicts and settlements for people innocently injured or killed in car, truck, and motorcycle wrecks, over the past three years Mr. Citrin has personally taught the 4 hour “Alive at 25” program to thousands of area high school students free of charge. Since its formation in 2009, Mr. Citrin has contributed over $200,000 in profits from his law practice to the mission of the Citrin Safety Foundation. To make a tax-deductible donation to the Citrin Safety Foundation, or to schedule Mr. Citrin to teach the program at your school, call Executive Director Pam Winstead at 251-626-7766 or visit www.CitrinSafetyFoundation.org.
If you’ve been injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident through no fault of your own, and you want passionate, proven lawyers on your side, call the Citrin Law Firm at 251-621-3000 for a FREE consultation or complete the Free Case Review form on this page.