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Holiday car accident in Missouri takes girl's life

Disabled cars alongside the road are particularly vulnerable for those who may be in the cars or trying to repair an issue. When an intoxicated driver is added to the mix, the situation can become deadly. This appears to be the cause of a car accident in Missouri that resulted in the death of a young child.

The accident occurred Thanksgiving night as a disabled car was stopped. A 31-year-old man was driving a car that came along and hit the disabled car from behind. Several people were injured in the collision. But, a 6-year-old girl had the most severe injuries and died the next night despite medical attention after the car accident.

The driver who struck the disabled car has been charged with a number of crimes. He is charged with assault and DWI. He has been held on a bond of $150,000. Once the driver faces any criminal charges related to the deadly car accident, the family of the child and the other injured parties may want to consider their options as far as civil suits are concerned.

In Missouri, the family of a deceased car accident victim may be able to pursue a wrongful death suit against the driver deemed responsible for the crash that took their loved one's life. Injured parties may also have cause to seek monetary compensation through personal injury suits. Compensation can help those who have been injured or the family of a deceased victim with medical bills, lost wages or other financial losses due to the actions of the person found culpable.

Source:, "Girl injured in Thanksgiving crash dies, driver charged with DWI", Nov. 28, 2015

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