It is not uncommon for Missouri police to be dispatched to stretches of road near intersections following a motor vehicle accident. Intersections throughout the state may be either secured (with traffic lights or stop signs) or unsecured. If a motorist is not paying attention or is acting reckless, it is easy for disaster to strike. A recent intersection collision in Dexter resulted in the loss of two lives.
Preliminary investigations show that law enforcement officers were called to a Dexter intersection on a recent Monday morning. A crash had occurred involving two vehicles. A 59-year-old man was traveling in one of the cars, driven by his mother, age 87. The man suffered fatal injuries in the collision and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rescuers transported the driver to a nearby hospital
The man’s mother reportedly survived her injuries initially and was taken to a hospital for emergency care. Sadly, she later died. The person driving the other vehicle did not suffer any injuries. Investigators are still working to determine exactly what or who may have caused the accident.
When driver negligence is a causal factor in a motor vehicle collision
If a Missouri intersection collision is caused by driver negligence that causes another person fatal injuries, the decedent’s family may not only suffer emotional trauma but also financial distress in connection with the incident. In such cases, an immediate family member may file a wrongful death claim in a civil court to seek financial recovery for damages. There is, of course, no way to make up for a loss of life. However, court-awarded compensation may be used to help offset funeral expenses and other financial losses associated with a loved one’s death.