In certain sections of Missouri roadway, vehicles must typically cross each other’s path. These situations call for drivers to be especially alert and cautious. These are high-risk areas, and a negligent or reckless driver increases the chances of a collision.
On a recent Friday afternoon, a vehicle was traveling west with a 74-year-old woman at the wheel. At the same time, another vehicle was northbound. At some point, the woman’s vehicle crossed the path of the second vehicle, and the two collided.
Rescue workers transported 2 women to the hospital
The westbound driver suffered serious injuries upon impact. A 75-year-old woman passenger in the northbound vehicle was also. She, too, was listed in serious condition after rescuers arrived to transport both women to a hospital for emergency care.
Crossroad collisions often lead to litigation
When a vehicle heading east or west collides with a vehicle heading north or south, there are often fatalities involved. Those who survive their injuries may need extensive medical care during recovery. If a person who suffers injury in a Missouri collision believes that another driver’s negligence was the cause of the incident, he or she is entitled to file a personal injury claim in civil court to seek restitution for damages. Most people considering this type of litigation ask an experienced attorney to represent them at every stage of the claims process.