Missouri highways can be dangerous places, especially if there is a distracted or reckless driver on the road. A recent tragedy occurred when two vehicles collided. The incident took place at approximately 4:30 p.m. near Interstate 70.
Investigators are still piecing the details together as to what happened moments before two trucks crashed head-on on a recent Thursday afternoon. It is not uncommon for there to be more questions than answers in the immediate aftermath of a serious collision. Investigators can usually reconstruct an accident by using evidence from the scene and statements from those who were involved or who saw what occurred.
Two people were seriously injured. Rescue workers transported both to a nearby hospital for emergency care. No further details were provided regarding specific injuries or prognoses. The road was closed for approximately one and a half hours after the crash.
Any number of issues may increase the risk of a head-on collision. A Missouri driver might be operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and accidentally enter the roadway in the wrong direction. Then again, a sober driver might become distracted or sleepy at the wheel, which can quickly result in a tragedy as well. If a person who has suffered injuries in an automobile collision believes another person’s negligence was a direct cause of the injuries, he or she may wish to discuss the situation with an experienced personal injury attorney, who can explain the process of filing a claim in a civil court to pursue recovery of monetary damages.