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Missouri car accident leaves man dead on the roadway

Whenever there is a two-vehicle car crash, the chances of injuries may be great for those in either vehicle. However, once the parties exit the vehicle after a car accident and examine the damage, there may be a sense of relief that everyone is apparently safe. One recent Missouri car accident made news when one of the men involved in the collision survived the initial impact, but later died after passing out at the scene while inspecting the damage done to his vehicle.

According to news reports, a 2004 vehicle being driven by a 19-year-old hit another vehicle from behind as it was slowing down on the highway. The woman driving the other vehicle was traveling with her 40-year-old husband. The husband exited the car after the collision. Reports indicate the man was surveying the damage to their vehicle when he passed out.

The husband was taken by ambulance to a medical facility where he died. At the time of the collision, it is reported that the 40-year-old was wearing his seatbelt. The wife and the driver of the other vehicle were not injured in the incident.

While the article does not mention any kind of charges or exactly what the man died from, any time there is a car accident that results in someone's death, the driver who hit another vehicle could potentially find themselves facing some type of criminal charges if an investigation determines they acted negligently or were under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If a Missouri family has lost someone in a car accident and evidence suggests that a driver acted negligently, they may be able to seek damages in a civil court. Damages for the death of a loved due in a negligent car accident can help families recoup lost wages, medical bills or handle unexpected funeral costs.

Source: The Lake News Online, "Man dies after examining car crash damage," March 17, 2013

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