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Wrong way Missouri car accident leaves 1 dead, 1 injured

Driving on a highway can be a nerve-racking experience as cars and trucks whiz by. If a vehicle is headed in the wrong way down a busy roadway, those who are going the correct way often have little or no time to avoid a collision. A recent Missouri car accident apparently resulted from a pick-up truck heading the wrong way on a highway.

Police started to get phone calls from people reporting the wrong way vehicle on a recent Monday morning. They responded and tried to block the vehicle to no avail, as it swerved around the block. The truck then collided with an SUV. Thereafter, another vehicle was clipped and then swerved to the median.

The wrong way driver, a 57-year-old man, died as a result of the collision. A 42-year-old woman in the SUV was injured in the crash. She needed to be cut out of the vehicle. There was no definitive word as to her condition. Police are investigating the crash and do not know yet if alcohol played a role in the car accident.

Even though the man who caused the wrong way car accident died as a result of the crash, the victim who was hurt may still be able to pursue damages against the man's estate in a Missouri civil court. When someone has been injured by another in a car accident, and that responsible party has died, damages may be sought from their legal estate. Any damages awarded, which must be based upon proof of negligence, could victims deal with medical bills and other financial losses related to a car accident.

Source: kspr.com, Wrong-way driver who died in crash was from Marshfield, No author, March 17, 2014

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