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Couple Driving to Hospital after Son Injured in Head-On Crash, Killed in Separate Head-On Collision

A 19-year-old Missouri teen was seriously injured in a head-on car crash on an icy stretch of highway. He was transported to University Hospital in Columbia where he was diagnosed with several skull fractures and brain swelling. Doctors placed the teen in a medically induced coma. When he awoke, the young man received more tragic news.

His parents were on their way to see him in the hospital when a vehicle crossed the center line and struck their vehicle head-on, killing them instantly. The couple in the other vehicle was also killed in the crash. The teen’s parents were wearing seatbelts; the other couple was not. Police said that the driver who caused the crash had been in a single-vehicle accident earlier that day. It is believed that icy roads were a factor in all three accidents.

Our condolences go out to this young man who has since been released from the hospital. A GoFundMe page has been set up by a Walmart co-worker to help the teen with medical and funeral expenses.

Unfortunately, hundreds of people suffer serious injury or death in accidents on icy roads every year. Many victims presume that because the car crash occurred as a result of an act of God, they cannot seek compensation for their injuries or the death of a loved one. However, a driver is required to exercise due care to avoid an auto accident, which includes taking into account existing weather and road conditions. Anyone who chooses to drive on icy roads is responsible for handling his/her car properly. Hence, a driver who is traveling too fast or who panics and hits the brakes too hard, resulting in an accident, can be held liable.

If you suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one in an icy road auto accident, you should seek legal advice from an experienced auto accident attorney, who may be able to help you receive financial compensation for your injuries. However, it could take a long time to reach a settlement. The defendant’s insurance company will most likely deny that the crash was their driver’s fault – arguing simply that people lose control on ice. The longer the case drags on, the more likely you will experience financial problems, especially if the accident resulted in lost wages.

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