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Head-on car accidents in Indiana can be deadly

The sheer force and unexpected nature of a head-on car accident can leave devastating consequences behind for the injured and for the family of victims who die as a result. Head-on car accidents in Indiana in particular are responsible for countless injuries and can be deadly for innocent victims. One recent head-on car accident took the life of a 57-year-old innocent driver.

The accident occurred on a Sunday night, roughly around 9:30 p.m. A 61-year-old man was driving north on the highway. For some reason, his car drove left of the center line and hit another vehicle head-on. That vehicle was driven by the 57-year-old woman.

That woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The man who hit her vehicle was air lifted from the crash. He was being treated for serious injuries. There is currently an investigation into the accident, but police indicate they do not yet know if alcohol or drugs played a role in the car accident.

When head-on car accidents cause injury or worse to innocent drivers or passengers sharing the road, those injured parties have legal rights and may have cause to seek damages in an Indiana civil court. The woman who died in this tragic accident may have family who can pursue a wrongful death suit. Damages awarded in a successful wrongful death suit can help family left behind deal with funeral costs, medical bills or other expenses they have incurred due to the unexpected and negligent loss of a loved one.

Source: 14news.com, ” Coroner releases name of woman killed in Posey Co. wreck“, Sean Edmondson and Deanna Allbrittin, Aug. 3, 2015

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