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Missouri man killed in car accident while standing near vehicle

When details are initially released concerning a fatal car accident, it can be difficult for individuals to reach a conclusion as to what caused it. In some cases, very few details will have been released due to Missouri police still working the scene of the car accident. However, as police complete their investigative tasks, it is likely that more information will be disclosed that will shed some further light on the accident's circumstances.

Tragedy strikes in Missouri car accident

Losing a child as a result of a car accident is one of the most tragic events that any parent can endure. It is difficult to fathom any individual involved in such a car accident emerging from the ordeal unscathed. Missouri police are normally assigned the difficult job of investigating a fatal crash to determine what happened and what factors may have played a role in the tragedy.

Wrongful death action may follow criminal charges

One factor to possibly consider in evaluating whether a civil action should be brought as a result of a fatal accident is whether police filed criminal charges against one of the drivers involved. This determination can assist the victim's family in determining whether they wish to file a wrongful death action in a Missouri civil court in order for them to seek compensatory and possibly other damages permitted under our state laws. In a recent fatal accident, a man has been criminally charged for being involved in an accident that killed a 9-year-old boy, though it is as yet unclear if the parents of the child are considering a civil lawsuit as well.

Missouri man may be in serious trouble after car accident

When a Missouri accident results in serious injury or death, police may look into whether criminal charges should be filed against the driver who they determine was responsible for causing the wreck. Investigating whether alcohol, cell phone usage or other factors played a role may lead Missouri police to issue criminal charges that may expose the driver to potential civil and criminal consequences. A man who is alleged to have caused a three car accident was recently arrested after police say he initiated a head-on collision that killed one child and sent several others to the hospital.

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