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Chain reaction car accident in Columbia injures 3

Multi-car accidents have the potential to cause injury to large numbers of people. That is why it is so important for investigators to thoroughly examine any possible cause to determine who or what may be at fault. Recently, a chain reaction car accident occurred in Columbia that involved four cars and sent three people to the hospital. It is possible that the circumstances surrounding the crash may provide enough evidence to successfully litigate a personal injury claim, should the injured victims decide to pursue one.

Police allege that alcohol factored into the crash, which occurred around 6 p.m. According to investigators, the accident occurred when a 36-year-old man did not stop at a traffic light and rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped with other cars. The impact set off the chain reaction, involving two other vehicles in the collision.

The driver who started the chain reaction had minor injuries. The driver of another vehicle suffered moderate injuries, and the passenger he was with sustained serious injuries. All three of them were taken to a local hospital for treatment. The two other drivers involved were not injured.

It was not reported if the driver was charged, but the Columbia Police's claim that alcohol was involved may help the two injured victims make a successful case against him if they wish to pursue a claim in a civil court. Any compensation they are awarded can help them with medical expenses and related costs resulting from the car accident. Additionally, the victims may feel that they have achieved a sense of justice, which may allow them to move on from the emotional impact of the crash.

Source: KRCG 13, "Multi-car accident leaves three in hospital," Jan. 23, 2013

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