When a head-on accident occurs, it is almost certain that serious injuries will result. Two vehicles colliding in such a manner typically leads to extensive vehicle damage, which in turn can injure the occupants. If the car accident is even more severe, a fatality could occur due to the impact.
A woman in Illinois was recently killed in a collision that involved three vehicles. Reports stated that the woman was driving a minivan when an SUV that was traveling south collided with the van head-on. After the initial collision, a third vehicle also crashed into the already wrecked vehicles. The accident was reported as having occurred just before 7 a.m. on a Monday.
As a result of the crash, the driver of the minivan suffered fatal injuries. It was reported that the injuries she sustained were to her head and neck areas. The report also noted that she was wearing a seat belt and the airbag did deploy. The driver of the SUV also suffered injuries and was transported from the scene for treatment. The driver of the third vehicle was reportedly not injured in the collision.
The family of the victim may be waiting for answers as to what may have caused this fatal car accident. As they wait, they may also look for answers regarding their ability to pursue a wrongful death claim against the driver deemed at fault. By filing such a claim in Illinois, the family may be able to pursue a civil case in attempts to gain reparations for the loss of their loved one and other damages resulting from the crash.
Source: stltoday.com, “Woman killed in Edwardsville car crash“, , May 5, 2014