All motor-vehicle accidents are unfortunate, but head-on collisions are particularly dangerous for its occupants. When two vehicles collide head-on, there is typically significant damage to both vehicles. In addition, most head-on collisions result in serious personal injury and/or death for some or all of the occupants in the vehicles. Sadly, a fatal collision occurred recently in Missouri, resulting in the death of one man and injuries to another driver.
The accident occurred in the early evening hours. For unknown reasons, one driver crossed the median into the opposite lane of traffic. The driver was a 52-year-old man, and he suffered serious injuries. After transport to a hospital, the man died. There are no details reported at this time as to why authorities suspect the man drove into the other lane of traffic.
The drift of the man’s vehicle into the other lane came to a stop when his vehicle struck another car in the other lane. The unsuspecting driver of the other vehicle also suffered injuries. However, the other man is expected to survive as of this report.
In complicated motor vehicle accidents such as this one, it can be difficult for victims to understand their rights and options for compensation to cover accident-related costs. These accident-related costs often become a financial burden for many victims. Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the sensitive nature of most accidents and are able to help a victim handle a claim. Attorneys can assist a victim with filing an insurance claim against a deceased driver’s estate.