Data shows that Springfield Missouri has experienced 25 crash-related deaths in 2020. One such collision occurred on a recent Thursday morning. While there is always an inherent risk for drivers who are entering intersections or navigating turns, that risk is intensified if there is a driver nearby who is acting with negligence or recklessness behind the wheel.
In the recent collision, a driver was making a left-hand turn when another vehicle slammed into the passenger side of the car. A 52-year-old man was riding in the passenger seat at the time. The force of the impact caused him to suffer serious injuries.
Rescuers transported the injured man to the hospital as swiftly as possible. Sadly, however, he did not survive his injuries. No information was provided about the driver of the other car or whether anyone else involved in the crash suffered injury. Police say they are still investigating what may have been the exact cause of the collision.
When a fatality occurs in a Missouri collision, families and communities grieve the loss. Many such cases lead to litigation when immediate family members file wrongful death claims in civil court against those deemed responsible for their loved ones’ deaths. Nothing can erase the sorrow of losing a beloved family member in a sudden death situation. Such litigation, however, often results in financial recovery to victims’ families, which they can then use to help offset funeral expenses, medical bills or any other debt associated with the collision that resulted in the death of a family member.