Collision on US Highway 50 in Missouri

On Behalf of | May 7, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

There are numerous reasons why a person driving a vehicle in Missouri might wind up heading in the wrong direction on a highway or one-way road. For example, someone might be traveling at night in an unfamiliar territory. Many times, a collision involving a wrong-way driver is later determined to have been preventable and caused by the driver’s negligence. Investigators are still working on a case that took place on a recent Friday evening on U.S. Highway 50.

A 19-year-old man was traveling westbound near Route BB. The problem with this is that he was in an eastbound lane at the time. He collided head-on with a vehicle driven by a 43-year-old man. The man survived but suffered moderate injuries in the collision.

The collision resulted in a fatality

A 19-year-old female riding as a passenger in the wrong-way vehicle was ejected upon impact. The driver was ejected as well and was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. Sadly, the young woman did not survive the collision.

Missouri law states that a recovering accident victim may file a personal injury claim in civil court when another driver’s negligence was responsible for a collision. In cases where a fatality has occurred, an immediate family member of the decedent may file a wrongful death claim. In either case, it is critical to build a strong case by gathering evidence, including witness testimonies, if possible. It is also wise to seek legal counsel before heading to court.

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