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Missouri car accident takes life of bride-to-be

Whenever someone is a passenger in a vehicle, that person is essentially putting his or her life in the hands of a driver. Drivers have an inherent responsibility to drive in a manner that is according to law and with the safety of passengers in mind. For one passenger on her way to her bachelorette party, the actions of the driver ended in the loss of her life in a car accident on a Missouri roadway.

The pair was headed to the party when they were behind a semi-truck. The driver, a 26-year-old woman, says she decided to pass the truck because her passenger, a 26-year-old bride-to-be, was coughing from the fumes. As she passed, a Dodge Ram truck was coming in the opposite direction and the two collided.

The car with the two women veered off the road. The driver sustained minor injuries. The pick-up truck driver was not seriously injured either. However, the bride-to-be was transported to a local hospital where she was then pronounced dead.

While the driver and her passenger may have been friends, the family of the woman who died in the car accident can still pursue legal action against the responsible driver. In cases in Missouri where injured passengers or families of deceased passengers pursue legal action against a driver, a civil court may possibly award a monetary settlement. A monetary settlement in a civil suit may help families and victims deal with the financial ramifications of car accidents, such as medical bills or funeral costs.

Source: The Huffington Post, "Collette Moreno Killed En Route To Her Bachelorette Party Moments After Taking Selfie", David Lohr, June 25, 2014

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