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1 man is killed in Missouri head-on car accident

A head-on collision has killed one man and sent two more to the hospital. According to Missouri police, the car accident occurred around 6 p.m. At that time, a 51-year-old woman was reported to have lost control of her vehicle when she was trying to avoid hitting another vehicle. The woman is alleged to have then swerved into the opposite lane and struck a pickup truck, driven by a 70-year-old man, head on.

The man was airlifted to Mercy Medical Hospital. He was later pronounced dead. Meanwhile, his passenger, identified as a 65-year-old woman, was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. She was reported to have suffered minor injuries, though her updated medical condition is not currently known.

The driver who lost control of her vehicle suffered minor injuries and was treated at a local hospital. Police have not identified the driver of the other car that the woman was trying to avoid. Police have also not released any information on whether they intend to criminally charge any of the individuals involved in the accident.

The details surrounding this fatal car accident do not yet define who may have been responsible. When more facts are established, they may assist the victims and their families in assessing their legal rights concerning a potential wrongful death lawsuit or personal injury claims, as the case may be. When there are numerous factors surrounding the cause of the accident such as there appear to be in this case, a detailed accident investigation by Missouri police may prove useful in supporting victims' claims that they should be compensated for the physical and emotional injuries they have sustained as the result of the alleged negligence of another party.

Source: Hannibal.net, "Troy man dies in Lincoln County crash," Aug. 6, 2012

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