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Complete Colbert County, AL accident reports and news.


Accidents in Colbert County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Colbert County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Colbert County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Colbert County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Where to find legal assistance after a Colbert County injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Colbert County personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Colbert County wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Colbert County accident lawyer can do to help.

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Tue, 10/18/2016 Motorcycle Accident Richard Lewis Todd, 27, killed in motorcycle collision on U.S. 72 in Cherokee, Alabama
Sat, 09/17/2016 Car Accident Man critically injured with burns, and three people injured in car collision on U.S. 72 in Tuscumbia, Alabama
Wed, 09/14/2016 Car Accident Carolyn Holcombe, 70, and two other people injured in car collision on Woodward Avenue in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Mon, 09/12/2016 Motorcycle Accident Jerry Hayes, 69, injured in motorcycle crash on U.S. 72 in Tuscumbia, Alabama
Sat, 08/27/2016 Car Accident Charles Ingram, 50, and Tammy Zills Smith, 56, killed in head-on collision on Wilson Dam Road in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Wed, 04/13/2016 Train Accident Derris Lamone Cortner, 46, killed after train collides with pickup truck in Barton, Alabama
Tue, 03/22/2016 Car Accident John Newman Hodge, 63, and Michael McCullough, 21, die after two-car crash on Alabama 247 near Tuscumbia, Alabama
Tue, 03/01/2016 Boat Accident Jacob Sanders and Jeremiah Sanders killed in boating accident in Colbert County, Alabama
Sat, 02/27/2016 Other Type of Accident Franklin Bowling, 83, killed in two-vehicle collision involving ATV on River Road near Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Sat, 02/20/2016 Motorcycle Accident Robert David Ushman, 49, dies when his motorcycle overturns on Colbert County 41 west of Tuscumbia, Alabama
Sun, 01/10/2016 Car Accident Richard Edwards, 25, killed, and Akilah Jasmine Abernathy, 25, and LaBrandon D. Thompson, 22, injured in single-vehicle crash on Cox Boulevard in Sheffield, Alabama
Mon, 11/02/2015 Car Accident Laura Flannagan, 83, killed, and one person injured in two-vehicle car wreck on Alabama 20 near Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Tue, 09/29/2015 Train Accident Derry Armstead, 27, arrested crashing vehicle into side train while allegedly driving intoxicated near Montgomery Avenue and 1st Street in Sheffield, Alabama
Sun, 09/06/2015 Car Accident Johana Vargas, 2, killed, and several injured in two-vehicle car crash at Franklin 724 and Franklin 83 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Wed, 08/05/2015 Car Accident Kiersten Nancy Paige Nichols, 18, killed in car crash on Asphalt Rock Road near Cherokee, Alabama
Tue, 06/23/2015 Car Accident Evan Michael Isbell, 16, dead, Austin Jones, 15, seriously injured following crash involving one pickup truck on River Road in Muscle Shoals, AL
Fri, 05/08/2015 Car Accident Jerical Pernell Goodloe, 51, killed; Jessie Goodloe airlifted to hospital following pickup rollover on Highway 72 in Colbert County, Alabama
Sun, 03/29/2015 Boat Accident Webster Elementary School Principal Jason Simmons critically injured in boating accident on Wilson Lake in Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Tue, 02/10/2015 Pedestrian Accident Pedestrian struck and killed by pickup on Alabama 157 near County Line Road in Leighton
Mon, 01/05/2015 Car Accident Bettie Sue Hester Martin, 80, killed and another driver injured when car crashes head-on into pickup on Alabama 184 east of Muscle Shoals