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(Athens, Alabama July 6, 2022) — Josue Velasquez, a 13-year old from Athens, Alabama, was tragically killed after being hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle.

According to the Athens Police Department, Velasquez was killed after being hit by a vehicle on Highway 72 just west of the Hines Street intersection near Brownsferry Street. The crash occurred around 11:53 p.m.

Velasquez was an upcoming eighth-grader at Athens Middle School.

Athens PD continues to investigate the crash. The driver of the vehicle has not been identified.

Source: WHNT

Contact An Alabama Wrongful Death Attorney If You Need Legal Help

Unfortunately, bicycle and pedestrian accidents like this happen around the state of Alabama.

Police must investigate these crashes thoroughly to determine the cause of the accident.

You can request a copy of the accident report and we will get it for you.

At Fob James Law Firm, we understand how devastating these accidents can be for loved ones and the victims of these accidents.

If you sustain injuries or lose a loved one in an accident, please contact one of our Alabama wrongful death lawyers or call us at 205-407-6009 to set up a free consultation.

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Fob James obtained a B.S., in software engineering from Auburn University and then continued his education by getting his J.D. from Vanderbilt University School of Law. After working for a large regional firm for several years where he obtained awards for both individual and corporate clients, Fob found that his passion was fighting for individuals who have been seriously injured or wronged by others. Fob believes that the jury is the great equalizer to the power and influence that large corporations have in society.