The papers are filled with reports of fatalities that have occurred on Alabama highways. However, not every one of these fatalities happened upon impact of the crash. In fact, many victims suffer for days, weeks or longer before succumbing to the wounds that were inflicted during a collision between motor vehicles.
The case of a young Alabama teenager from Coffee County underscores this tragic fact. The girl, just 13 years old, was riding as one of two passengers in a car with a woman behind the wheel. The woman was apparently a relative of the teenager, as they shared the same last name. The third person in the vehicle was not identified. The vehicle in which they were riding was involved in a three-car crash near Elba.