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Fatal auto accident kills man, injures 4 others

Driving on the interstate in Missouri can be a dangerous endeavor. There are numerous vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed and many of the drivers might not be cautious or concerned about safety as the top priority. This can lead to car accidents with injuries and fatalities. When there is an auto accident, those who were affected by it must be aware of all the long-term ramifications they might face in its aftermath. A legal filing is often the only viable strategy to cover all that was lost.

A crash involving three vehicles killed an 18-year-old man and led to four others being injured. The accident happened at around 10:15 p.m. The law enforcement investigation says that an accident involving a 2005 Nissan Altima and a 2006 Kia Optima happened. The driver of the Altima got out of the vehicle when the car was hit by a 2017 Toyota Camry. The man who died had been standing between the first two vehicles. The Altima was sent into him. He suffered catastrophic injuries and died at the hospital. The driver of the Optima was also seriously injured. Three people in the Camry suffered injuries as well.

When there is a multi-car crash with the results ranging from people being injured to a fatality, it is vital to understand the issues that will arise. For the person who died, the family will be without a loved one who might have been a significant contributor in multiple ways. Those who were injured will face medical costs, rehabilitation, lost wages and the possible need to have care for an extended period if not the rest of his or her life. The investigation is key and insurers will want details regarding the crash. People who are dealing with the aftereffects of an auto accident might feel overwhelmed and not know how to handle everything. This is when it is crucial to have legal assistance.

In this accident involving three vehicles, a man died and four others were hurt. The circumstances of the crash are still being investigated, but as the case moves forward, the people who were hurt and the family of the decedent must protect their interests by discussing a lawsuit with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.

Source: stltoday.com, "1 dead, 4 injured in multi-car crash on I-55 near Imperial," Ashley Jost, Dec. 10, 2017

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