Head-on crashes, rear-end collisions, sideswipes, T-bone impacts and more could occur on the roads. Unfortunately, motor vehicle accidents can lead to serious injuries no matter what form they happen in. In some cases, individuals may think they are doing the right thing when on the road, but they still end up causing a crash.
It was recently reported that a head-on collision took place in Missouri when a driver tried to give a police cruiser more room. Apparently, a 71-year-old man was traveling north when he moved his vehicle to the left to give more space to a police vehicle that was parked on the shoulder of the road. However, this maneuver resulted in the man’s vehicle crashing into a vehicle heading south.
The incident caused the driver of the southbound vehicle, an 18-year-old woman, to suffer serious injuries. Her passenger, a 19-year-old man, was moderately injured. The driver of the northbound vehicle suffered only minor injuries. It is likely that the crash is still under investigation, and it was not mentioned whether any traffic citations or criminal charges could result.
Motor vehicle accidents can be complicated to understand, and in most cases, authorities have to go over numerous details to determine what contributed to a crash and who is at fault. While this information is certainly important, the young woman and man injured in this crash may also want to gain information on their legal options. The injuries they suffered could cause difficulties for which they could pursue compensation through personal injury claims against the parties considered liable for this Missouri accident.