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Motor vehicle accident claims 1 life, leads to 1 injury

| Feb 5, 2020 | car accidents

A woman has sadly lost her life in a car accident in Indiana. In addition, a man suffered injuries in the motor vehicle accident. The head-on accident took place along a road on a recent Sunday morning.

Authorities said they were called to the accident scene shortly after 9:30 a.m. When they arrived there, they reportedly found a pickup truck lying inside a ditch. Meanwhile, a compact SUV was sitting in the road. Both automobiles had sustained major damage in the collision.

A witness reportedly explained that the SUV sitting in the road had breached the road’s middle line. It then allegedly entered the pickup truck’s path. The woman who was driving the SUV was unfortunately pronounced deceased at the accident scene. However, the pickup truck driver survived and was taken to the hospital with injuries deemed not to be life-threatening. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the collision.   

The man who suffered injuries in the head-on car accident in Indiana has the right to file a personal injury claim, seeking the reimbursement of damages sustained in the crash. Liability must be established to the civil court’s satisfaction before any claims for financial damages will be determined. If the man is successful in the civil court claim, he might receive a monetary award that may help to cover his medical bills, the loss of wages and other accident-related losses he may have sustained. Monetary damages might also help to cover pain and suffering as well as emotional distress resulting from the motor vehicle accident.