Although any Missouri road can pose dangers, there are some roads on which more accidents occur than others. An intersection in Sunset Hills has proved to be the scene of multiple car accidents. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that two almost identical crashes caused the deaths of three people in a matter of 10 days.
On Nov. 13, a 22-year-old driver with a 23-year-old passenger traveled in a sedan on West Watson Road. An eastbound 76-year-old man operating a pickup truck turned from Highway 30, directly into the path of the car carrying the two young men. The sedan driver was killed on impact, and his passenger was ejected. He suffered fatal injuries and died later that day.
Then, 10 days later, at the same intersection, an 82-year-old driver made a left turn onto West Watson Road, putting his vehicle in the path of a car driven by a 22-year-old man. The impact of the collision caused the younger man’s car to roll over and land in a ravine. The driver, who was ejected from the car, died at the scene, and his 19-year-old passenger was seriously injured but survived the crash. The other driver and his 82-year-old passenger suffered minor and moderate injuries respectively.
The families of the three Missouri individuals who died in these tragic car accidents may find comfort in knowing that they may pursue financial relief to assist with settling bills related to end-of-life expenses. Furthermore, other documented losses — both economic and non-economical — may form part of that wrongful death claims that may be filed in a civil court. Before obtaining any monetary compensation, though, the families will have to prove negligence on the part of the other drivers.
Source: websterkirkwoodtimes.com, “Three Killed Within Ten Days After Second Fatal Crash In Sunset Hills“, Jaime Mowers, Nov. 24, 2015