In Missouri and throughout the country, motorists often spend Sunday mornings driving to church, running errands or traveling to visit friends and family. Wherever the occupants of three vehicles were headed on James River Freeway, none of them made it to their destinations. A horrific collision occurred, which had disastrous results.
A preliminary investigation showed that one vehicle veered out of its lane and over a median. It then hit a bridge and careened into the eastbound lanes of traffic, where it collided with a second vehicle. The impact of the crash caused the second vehicle to spin out of control, hitting a third vehicle on the roadway.
The collision resulted in a fatality
A 72-year-old man was behind the wheel of the second vehicle, which bore the full force of the car that hit it. Sadly, the man was killed. The driver of the third vehicle reportedly suffered minor injuries, but several adults and children who were in the first vehicle were transported to a hospital with serious injuries.
Navigating the aftermath of a multi-vehicle accident
When numerous cars are involved in a Missouri collision, recovering victims and their families may need support, especially if a loved one has died. If driver negligence was a causal factor that resulted in a loved one’s death, an immediate family member may file a wrongful death claim in civil court. Injured parties may file personal injury claims on their own, and a successful result may help offset medical bills and other financial distress associated with the tragedy.