Former University of Alabama Linebacker Rowdy Harrell and his wife Blakley were recently married and honeymooning on the island of Lower Matecumbe Key. While driving on the island, their Toyota Corolla was struck by a Ford pick-up truck on Highway 1.
The driver of the pick-up wasn’t seriously hurt, but the couple sustained serious injuries from which they would not recover.
As a member of the Crimson Tide, Harrell was part of three national championship winning teams. When his playing days were over, he worked as a tire carrier for Hendricks Motorsports, more specifically, the number 88 car driven by Alex Bowman.
“The biggest personality and the best person. He was the happiest person you’d ever meet, and that was only reinforced by his wife Blakley.” Bowman said on Twitter. “RIP to an absolute legend. You’ll be missed every single day brother.”
A common tragedy
Unfortunately, devastating car accidents are a far too common phenomenon in Alabama and around the country.
Even for those that survive, life may never be the same; they may be left with permanent disabilities, medical debt, and job loss.
There is no easy path back to normal, but victims should know they have rights. If their injuries were the result of another party’s wrongdoing, they may be entitled to compensation.
A successful car accident lawsuit can result in a significant financial award meant to help the victim and their family through an incredibly difficult situation.
An experienced car accident lawyer can provide candid advice, conduct an investigation, and craft a legal strategy that prioritizes the objectives of the client.