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Missouri car accident results in man's death

Being involved in a car accident along the highway can be a scary situation for anyone. It can be all the more dangerous if you have to wait alongside the road for help or to resolve issues with the other driver involved. Waiting along the road after a car accident with a tanker truck recently led to the death of one Missouri man.

The man was stopped along the road after being embroiled in a minor accident. He was in the right hand lane of the highway when an Impala came up behind him. The Impala hit the back of the 66-year-old man's car. He became trapped inside his vehicle.

Once the man was freed, he was transported to a hospital. He died at the hospital from his injuries. There was no report as of yet if there will be any charges against the driver who hit his vehicle or as a result of the initial crash.

While there may not be word on any kind of criminal charges in this situation, there may be cause for the family of the 66 year old to file a civil suit in a Missouri civil court. Whenever someone has died in a car accident and there is a successful civil suit filed against the driver found to be at fault, monetary damages can be awarded. Those monetary damages may be necessary for families to deal with the financial ramifications of losing a loved one unexpectedly, such as medical bills, lost wages or even funeral cost.

Source: stltoday.com, "Man stopped in car on I-270 in St. Louis is rear-ended, killed," Aug. 6, 2013

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