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Chain reaction auto accident kills one, injures another

Drivers in Saint Peters and throughout Missouri will know that there are certain concerns they will face when out on the road. Distracted drivers, drivers under the influence, reckless drivers, negligent drivers and more can cause a car accident and lead to injuries and fatalities. One issue that can also lead to a car accident is when a driver has a medical problem and loses control of the vehicle. Regardless of how these car accidents happened, a legal case can be initiated to receive compensation for what was lost.

A car accident between several vehicles killed one driver and injured two others. The accident happened when a 36-year-old man was believed to have had a medical issue that caused him to lose control of his vehicle. He hit another car on the interstate, ran off the exit ramp and hit other vehicles that were stopped for a traffic light. His truck subsequently flipped over and went down an embankment.

Five vehicles were hit in the accident. A sixth was hit by debris. A man in one of the vehicles that had been stopped at the light was killed. Another man was hurt and taken to the hospital for treatment. The driver of the first pickup was taken to the hospital with injuries that are not considered serious.

In any auto accident, there can be injuries and death. Medical expenses, lost wages, the inability to function as before, and the need for drastic life changes are some of the problems that a person who was injured in a car accident can face. If there is a fatality, the family left behind will have funeral expenses and the emotional factor of needing to move beyond an unexpected and fatal accident. A legal filing is frequently the only strategy that a family can use to get adequate compensation for all that was lost.

Having legal help to examine the circumstances of a case is imperative to move forward with a lawsuit. The victim and their family must protect their interests and speak to an attorney.

Source: stltoday.com, "1 killed, 2 injured after driver suffers medical problem, loses control of pickup in Weldon Spring," Nassim Benchaabane, Jan. 10, 2018

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