When a vehicle fails to remain in the correct lane, there is often little other drivers can do to avoid a collision. They may try to do their best to get out of the way, but in many cases, a driver may suddenly veer into the wrong lane without giving other travelers time to protect themselves. Unfortunately, these incidents can often result in serious or fatal injuries.
It was recently reported that a crash in Missouri claimed the life of one man. A 25-year-old man was traveling in the southbound lane of the road when he failed to maintain the correct lane. As a result, his vehicle crossed into the northbound lane and crashed head-on with another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle was reported as being an 80-year-old man.
The older man was transported to an area hospital, but he did not survive his injuries. The driver and passenger in the first vehicle were also taken to the hospital, and they suffered serious injuries in the incident. It was not mentioned whether any charges had been filed in relation to the crash or what factors may have contributed to its occurrence.
When fatal injuries result from a car accident, an already terrible situation only becomes worse. The family of the man killed in this Missouri collision may feel some sense of disbelief that such an incident could affect them. Unfortunately, fatal crashes affect numerous people every day. If this victim's family believes it could suit their circumstances, they may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim in efforts to seek compensation for allowable damages.