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Wrong way Missouri car accident takes 2 lives

There are times when highway exit and entrance ramps may seem confusing. Despite that, it is very rare for a car to drive on the wrong side of the highway. When this rarity does occur, an ensuing car accident can be devastating, as was the case in Missouri recently.

A crash occurred on a Missouri highway when an 82-year-old driver was heading north in the southbound lanes. She was driving a Toyota Camry. A 25-year-old man was driving a GMC in the correct lane when she came along. She struck the man's vehicle head-on.

The GMC went off the road. The wrong way driver's car ended up bursting into flames. The elderly woman died at the scene of the crash. The GMC driver died at a hospital a little while longer. Authorities have not yet determined why the woman was in the wrong lane and collided with the other vehicle.

It can be difficult to ascertain exactly what happened or who is to blame when both drivers die after a crash. However, the fact that one driver was heading the wrong way and essentially caused the car accident can help the authorities in their quest for answers. Anytime someone in Missouri is the victim of a wrong way crash that results in injuries or death, they or the family left behind may be able to seek monetary damages through a civil complaint. A successful civil lawsuit for wrongful death may help the victims (or their families) garner damages that could be necessary to help them deal with the financial aftermath of these kinds of tragedies.

Source: ksdk.com, Two killed in head-on accident identified, Brandie Piper, March 25, 2014

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