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Complete Lauderdale County, AL accident reports and news.


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

In Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County accident lawyer can do to help.

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Sat, 12/31/2016 Other Type of Accident Ricky Neal Smith, 57, Christopher Dewayne Holt, 42, and Shanna Thornton Smith, 37, killed , Angela Smith, 52, injured in ATV collision on Lauderdale 547 in Anderson, Alabama
Sat, 11/19/2016 Car Accident Brian J. Sandlin, 25, killed by hit-and-run driver on Highway 20 near Florence, Alabama
Thu, 09/15/2016 Car Accident Jesse Payne, 25, and Alisha Abernathy, 28, injured in car crash on Cloverdale Road in Florence, Alabama
Sun, 08/07/2016 Car Accident Jayte Monroe Hairrell, 20, killed, and William Tyler Evans, 20 injured in single-vehicle crash at Cox Creek Parkway and Cloverdale Road in Florence, Alabama
Thu, 04/14/2016 Car Accident Collin Keith McClanahan, 60, dies in 2-car crash on U.S. 43 north of Killen, Alabama
Mon, 04/11/2016 Other Type of Accident Tennessee Valley Authority worker Wendell Smith, 51, killed by electrocution at Wilson Dam in Florence, Alabama
Tue, 02/02/2016 Car Accident Rayfield Ragland killed, and Otha Cooper Ragland, 74, injured in car collision on Lauderdale County Road 2 in Lauderdale County, Alabama
Thu, 12/24/2015 Pedestrian Accident Joe Odom, 65, dies after vehicle strikes him while crossing Hermitage Drive in Florence, Alabama
Thu, 11/26/2015 Car Accident Tim Shane Thompson, 58, dies after his pickup strikes tree on Lauderdale County 41 east of Fayette, Alabama
Sun, 08/16/2015 Boat Accident Catherine Ekholm, 79, and Sid Elliot, 62, killed in boat crash on Wilson Lake in Florence, Alabama
Sat, 08/08/2015 Car Accident Deputy Austin Bradley Hill, 24, injured in single-vehicle crash on County Road 139 in Lauderdale County, Alabama
Fri, 07/31/2015 Car Accident Desha Boggan killed in car crash into tree off of Lauderdale County 36 near Killen, Alabama
Tue, 07/07/2015 Truck Accident Margaret Green, 74, killed after pulling out of her driveway in front of 18-wheeler on Highway 64 in Lexington, Alabama
Sun, 07/05/2015 Boat Accident Marie Franklin, 59, dies after falling from pontoon boat on Pickwick Lake near Florence, Alabama
Thu, 06/25/2015 Car Accident Addison Lynn Whitaker, 2, dead and Whitney Lynn Whitaker, 19, injured when car rolls off of Lauderdale 7 in Underwood-Petersville, AL
Sat, 05/30/2015 Car Accident Stanley Eugene Smith, 58, dies after being ejected during rollover on Lauderdale County 575 near Rogersville, Alabama
Thu, 05/28/2015 Other Type of Accident Bobby Wade Cochran, 55, killed in tractor crash with car on Highway 72 near Killen, Alabama
Fri, 05/22/2015 Car Accident 45-year-old Charles Evans Baskins killed in car accident on Lauderdale County 8 in Florence, Alabama
Thu, 05/21/2015 Car Accident Charles Evans Baskins, 45, dies in single-vehicle crash on CR 8 in Lauderdale County, Alabama
Tue, 05/12/2015 Car Accident Timothy Shane Green, 41, killed in single-vehicle crash on County Road 19 in Florence, Alabama