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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.

Missouri police have indicated that a recent accident that took the life of an infant may have been the result of slippery roads. They have pointed to road conditions as one of the reasons why the mother lost control of her car and struck a pickup truck. As a result of the collision, her 6-month-old boy was pronounced dead.

The mother was also injured, as were five other individuals that were riding in the truck. It was reported that two of the individuals had suffered serious injuries. The specific nature of the injuries sustained, as well as the updated medical conditions of the victims, was not reported.

Based on the information disclosed thus far, it appears that the mother's inability to control her vehicle may have been the proximate cause of the car accident. However, it remains to be seen if the official investigative report will confirm that. When the report is filed, the findings may assist all the victims of this tragic accident in evaluating their legal rights under Missouri law. They retain the right to pursue claims for monetary damages based upon allegations of negligence that are deemed to have caused or contributed to the injuries sustained.

Source: KansasCity.com, "Baby killed, 6 injured in eastern Missouri car accident," Dec. 10, 2012

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