A multi vehicle accident ended with several injured during what would typically be considered rush hour on the highway. The Missouri roadway car and truck accident happened while one lane of the highway was closed, and it led to heavy traffic buildup afterwards along with the need for a clean-up crew. There is currently an investigation underway into the accident.
Multi-car accidents have the potential to cause injury to large numbers of people. That is why it is so important for investigators to thoroughly examine any possible cause to determine who or what may be at fault. Recently, a chain reaction car accident occurred in Columbia that involved four cars and sent three people to the hospital. It is possible that the circumstances surrounding the crash may provide enough evidence to successfully litigate a personal injury claim, should the injured victims decide to pursue one.
When a Missouri accident results in serious injury or death, police may look into whether criminal charges should be filed against the driver who they determine was responsible for causing the wreck. Investigating whether alcohol, cell phone usage or other factors played a role may lead Missouri police to issue criminal charges that may expose the driver to potential civil and criminal consequences. A man who is alleged to have caused a three car accident was recently arrested after police say he initiated a head-on collision that killed one child and sent several others to the hospital.
A Columbia man was seriously injured in multiple crashes on U.S. 63 at about 4:30 in the morning on Jan. 12. While preliminary reports of the car accident raise as many questions as answers, a few concrete details were provided. The 31-year-old man was driving northbound in the southbound lane when his vehicle collided with a Missouri Department of Transportation snowplow, driven by a 52-year-old man. The plow was in the process of removing about an inch of snow from the roadway.