Deadly Car Accidents On the Rise in Baldwin County, Alabama

Although advancing technologies continue to make automobiles cleaner, faster, and safer, car accidents continue to result in tragic consequences around the country. In 2015, more that 35,000 Americans died in traffic-related accidents. Unfortunately, Baldwin County, Alabama was not immune from this trend. Between 2011 and 2015, there were 149 traffic-related fatalities in Baldwin County, Alabama. Every fatal collision has a different set of facts, circumstances, and causes but the result is always tragic.


  • In November of 2016, a 26-year-old Baldwin County man died in the Silverhill area of Baldwin County when his Jeep Wrangler left the road and overturned. The man was traveling on County Road 49. Investigators discovered the man ejected from his vehicle and later pronounced him dead at the scene. The man was not wearing his seatbelt.
  • In October of 2016, a 19-year-old man and a 60-year-old woman were killed when their cars collided on Highway 98 in the Magnolia Springs community of Baldwin County. Earlier that same month, a University of South Alabama Medical School professor of orthopedic surgery was killed on Interstate 65, near the Stockton community, when his car left the road.
  • In August of 2016, two young adults were killed and three others seriously injured in an accident in the Summerdale community of Baldwin County. Summerdale Police attempted to initiate a traffic stop, which led to a high-speed chase resulting in the collision. One of the injured was a 3-year-old child, who was transported by helicopter to an area hospital.

No matter the circumstances, fatal car accidents always result in terrible consequences. Beyond the devastating emotional damage, loved ones may be saddled with astronomically high medical, healthcare, and funeral costs. These costs can exist as a lasting remainder of the tragedy itself. For those accused of fault for a fatal car accident, the results can be equally as debilitating. Emotional guilt, lawsuits, and even criminal charges can result from being held at fault for a fatal auto collision.


When you or a loved one experiences a fatal car accident, it is imperative that the proper legal steps are taken. As a victim of one of these tragic events, an experienced Foley car accident attorney can secure any and all financial resources owed by car manufacturers, insurance companies and the at-fault party. Likewise, if wrongfully accused of fault, an experienced Foley criminal defense attorney offers the advice and guidance required to navigate the complex web of civil and criminal defense litigation. If you or a loved one has experienced the tragedy of a fatal auto collision, contact the attorneys at Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, P.C. to know and understand your rights.