The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, in an email statement released on Tuesday, December 1st, revealed that the man injured in an accident east of Enterprise succumbed to his wounds. The agency said they received the notification of the demise of James Lanier, a 64-year-old resident of Opp, Covington County, on Thursday, November 26th.
The accident that led to the victim's end happened on Wednesday, November 18th. The crash report placed Lanier behind the wheel of a 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander at about 1:20 p.m. State trooper said the man traveled eastbound on State Highway 134 in Coffee County near mile marker 18, approximately 5 miles east of the Enterprise City limits.
He crossed into the westbound lane, into the path of a 2003 Ford Taurus, and both vehicles collided head-on. Medics took Lanier to Baptist South in Montgomery, where he remained until he passed away.
The law enforcement Highway Patrol Division is still investigating the occurrence. There is no additional information at this time.
Road accidents are not uncommon in Alabama, and they occur for several reasons stemming from the negligence of drivers and disrespect for the traffic rules and regulations. Most crashes result in a criminal trial if there is evidence of an act that amounts to an offense under Alabama laws.
A driver found guilty of a criminal offense would either go to jail and pay a fine or do one of both. Additionally, an aggrieved victim can decide to bring a civil action for a personal injury lawsuit and recover damages for the loss suffered. If the victim died from the injuries sustained, their estate's presentative could bring a wrongful death suit with the help of an Alabama car accident attorney to get the settlement.