Reportedly, the couple's car struck another passenger vehicle head-on, killing the driver. At the time of a local report, police were withholding the identity of the victim until his family that is traveling outside of the country could be notified.
The driver from Montgomery is reported to be in serious condition, and his 64-year-old wife is reportedly fair. Both were transported to Huntsville Hospital. Police are citing the preliminary cause of this collision as the man for Montgomery's unspecified medical condition.
If an individual has a known medical condition that impairs their ability to safely operate a vehicle, it could be deemed negligence if an accident stemming from the condition results.
In such situations personal injury and wrongful death claims can be filed as a means of pursuing compensation for medical expenses and restitution for emotional pain and suffering experienced by victims impacted by the negligence.
The details and resulting actions surrounding this man's unknown medical condition remain just that, unknown. At this point in time, it is hoped that both he and his wife have a speedy recovery so no further loss of life ensures in this tragedy.
Source: The Huntsville Times, "Police say fatal wreck on I-565 caused by driver suffering medical condition," Keith Clines, Sept. 4, 2012
If the family member of an individual that was killed in a car accident resulting from negligence would like more information on pursuing a wrongful death claim, they may wish to view our Huntsville wrongful death page