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Auto accident between car and tow truck kills woman

When sharing the road with the litany of different vehicles in Missouri, drivers of conventional vehicles must be aware and cautious. This is especially important when the other vehicles are large and traveling at significant speed. There is an unsaid amount of trust drivers will have in one another amid the hope that the large vehicles will be safe and their loads will be secure. In some instances, drivers of the larger vehicles will behave recklessly, negligently, be under the influence or commit other violations and there will be an auto accident. Those who have been injured or have lost a loved one in this type of crash should consider the future and whether a legal filing is needed to receive compensation.

A crash between a vehicle and a tow truck's load led to a female passenger's death. The accident happened in the mid-morning shortly after 10 a.m. The tow truck was carting a load when the collision occurred with the car, a Chevrolet Malibu, heading in the opposite direction. The woman who died was 78. According to law enforcement, the 27-year-old driver of the tow truck was driving at excessive speed. This resulted in the load swinging into the path of the vehicle. It was run off the road and ended up in a ditch. The woman was declared dead at the hospital. The driver, a 78-year-old man, had injuries that were said to be moderate.

Losing a loved one is difficult enough, but when it happens due to the recklessness and negligence of another, it is exponentially worse. People who are killed in a crash will no longer be available for companionship, financial support, and more. One of the most important factors to filing a lawsuit to be compensated is gathering evidence as to how the accident happened. Discussing the case with a law firm can provide guidance and assistance in the necessary steps to move forward with the claim.

A tow truck that is believed to have been speeding lost control of its load. The load went out of control on the road and crashed into another vehicle, killing a passenger and injuring the driver. As the investigation moves forward, the family of the woman who died should think about a lawsuit. Those who have faced the aftermath of a car crash and been injured or lost a loved one should also call a law firm experienced in car accidents.

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