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Missouri highway chain reaction car accident injures 2 people

Anytime a vehicle is left alongside the roadway for any reason, there is the risk that it could get hit by another vehicle. There is also the potential that it could cause injuries if other vehicles come alone and hit a disabled car. Recently, a disabled car led to a chain reaction car accident on a Missouri highway and injuries occurred as a result.

A Firebird was left along the highway as it was either abandoned or disabled in some way. A tractor-trailer came upon the vehicle and struck it, which then pushed the Firebird into a 23-year-old pedestrian. Then, another vehicle, a pickup truck, came along and swerved to avoid the initial accident. He then hit the tractor trailer.

Later on, yet another driver came upon the scene and swerved to miss the crashed cars. He then hit a barrier and suffered injuries that needed medical attention. The pedestrian was also treated for injuries from being struck in the original collision.

It is unclear why the original car was left on the roadway or if the driver may face charges at all for the chain reaction car accident. As for the pedestrian and the other injured driver in the final crash, their injuries may lead to lost work time or medical bills. In cases such as this, injured pedestrians or drivers may be able to pursue a claim in a Missouri civil court. They may be entitled to monetary damages that could help them cover the cost of medical bills or lost wages.

Source: stltoday.com, "Pedestrian struck, motorist hurt in chain-reaction crash on Interstate 70," April 24, 2013

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