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Mother and 2 children die in Missouri car accident

While any car accident can be devastating, being rear-ended can be more devastating in the fact that the person hit from behind may never see the incident coming and have any kind of time to prepare or react. One tragic car accident recently unfolded on a Missouri roadway as a car hit another from behind. Unfortunately, a young mother and her two children died as a result of the car accident.

The woman was driving with her two children just before 8 a.m. on a Thursday. She was headed north when a car came up behind her. Her vehicle was struck from behind. The driver of the vehicle that hit her said that vehicle slid on the ice. After colliding with the mother, both vehicles spun out, crossed the median and went into other lanes, where a third vehicle was hit.

The driver of that third vehicle was injured. However, the 36-year-old mother died in the accident. Her 6-year-old daughter and a 7 month old baby daughter also died in the crash.

When a tragic car accident caused by negligence or recklessness takes the life of multiple family members, the family left behind may have to deal with more than the deep emotional and personal loss. That family may be left with medical bills, damages and lost wages, along with other potential financial ramifications. That family may have grounds to pursue a wrongful death claim in a Missouri civil court as a means of minimizing the financial losses suffered after a tragic car accident of this nature.

Source:, "3 dead, 1 injured in eastern Missouri accident ", Jan. 21, 2016

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