A 56-year-old woman was driving a Ford Explorer in Missouri on a recent Thursday when another vehicle suddenly crossed over the solid traffic line and hit her SUV head-on. A 64-year-old man was behind the wheel of the wayward vehicle. The collision occurred just moments before 10:30 p.m.
Both drivers were admitted to local hospitals with injuries following the incident. The man was transported by air and was listed in serious condition. Investigators say he was not wearing proper seat restraint when his vehicle veered out of its lane and hit the Ford Explorer. Thankfully, the woman was wearing a seatbelt, and while she suffered moderate injuries, they were not life-threatening. Both are said to be Missouri residents.
Health should be monitored after a head-on collision
A recovering victim should keep watch for delayed symptoms after a collision, which may occur hours or days later. It is important to seek additional medical attention if new symptoms develop or the person in question does not begin to feel a bit better as time passes. Many times, surgery, physical therapy or at-home nursing assistance is necessary to help a car accident victim achieve a full recovery.
When another person’s negligence was a causal factor in a car accident, those who suffer injuries may be entitled to file a legal claim in civil court. This enables them to seek compensation for damages. A plaintiff must prove that the defendant was negligent and that his or her negligence was a direct cause of the collision that resulted in injury.