Missouri drivers can take all the proper precautions, operate their vehicles safely and predictably and still find themselves in a car accident. These crashes can happen without warning and come about in a variety of ways. One of the worst types of car accidents involves a head-on collision. These can cause serious injuries and death. Often, they happen because a driver is going the wrong way on the road. When there is this kind of auto accident, those who have been hurt or lost a loved one must be cognizant of everything they will face and take steps to pursue compensation in a legal filing.
A head-on collision sparked by a vehicle going the wrong way killed a 52-year-old woman. It also hit another vehicle injuring the driver and sending him to the hospital. The accident occurred shortly after 1 p.m. as a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer crossed the center line and went into the opposite lanes hitting the woman’s 1997 Nissan Sentra. The SUV then hit a 2009 Cadillac SRX in another head-on crash. The woman was declared dead at the scene. The male driver of the SUV, 35, was hospitalized in serious condition. The driver of the Cadillac did not have serious injuries.
Any car accident can cause damage, but when it is a head-on collision, there is a likelihood of significant injuries and possible death. With the numerous ways in which a car crash can affect those involved, it is vital to understand every aspect from the investigation to treatment to the long-term aftermath. For example, finding evidence as to the cause of the accident can be one of the most important factors in a legal filing. The injuries that a car accident victim suffers can accrue massive medical expenses for treatment, rehabilitation and care. The lost wages or loss of contribution to a family can be a major cost. If there is a death, there will be funeral expenses and the emotional and personal turmoil from the incident.
In this accident, a driver ran into the opposite lanes of the roadway and hit two other vehicles head-on. One woman died and a man was injured. With the results of this accident being deadly, the family of the woman must make certain they protect themselves. Discussing a possible legal case with an attorney can provide them with information and guidance in filing a claim to be compensated.
Source: stltoday.com, “Wrong-way crash in north St. Louis County kills woman, injures 2,” Nassim Benchaabane, July 12, 2017