It was approximately 4:30 p.m. when a sudden collision occurred in Missouri on a recent Sunday. Sadly, the crash resulted in a fatality. Numerous other people, including a 1-year-old, suffered injuries in the collision as well.
The driver of the car that caused the collision was a 27-year-old man. He had a passenger at the time. Although the man was initially traveling in a southbound direction, his vehicle careened out of its lane and head-on into northbound traffic.
The man’s vehicle slammed into another car where a 16-year-old girl was behind the wheel. She and a 40-year-old woman traveling with her suffered serious injuries. A toddler in the vehicle was also taken to the hospital with injuries. The man driving the car that had veered out of its lane did not survive the collision. His passenger, also age 27, was transported to a hospital and was listed in serious condition.
Any Missouri collision that results in serious injuries may be grounds for litigation if the person deemed responsible for the incident was negligent or reckless behind the wheel. If, as in this particular case, the person believed to have caused a collision succumbed to his or her injuries, a recovering victim may still pursue financial recovery for his or her losses by filing a personal injury claim against the decedent’s estate. In the past, many injured victims have applied compensation awarded for damages in court toward their medical bills or other financial losses associated with their injuries.