A head-on car accident may be one of the most dangerous kinds of accidents and can result in extremely serious injuries. Unfortunately, an Indiana woman recently found out just how dangerous head-on car accidents can be as she was the victim of a recent collision. The Tuesday afternoon car accident has resulted in the woman being placed on life support.
The collision occurred as a 33-year-old was driving a van east and swerved across the center line in an attempt to avoid hitting another vehicle. As it crossed the center line, the van hit a sedan driven by a 36-year-old woman. Both vehicles sustained heavy damage, and both of the drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles as a result.
The 33-year-old had injuries to his lower body and needed to be hospitalized. The 36-year-old had injuries that were reported to be life-threatening. The crash is currently being investigated. Four lanes of the roadway had to be closed for several hours as the accident was investigated by authorities.
Victims of car accidents who are injured and incur massive medical bills as a result may have options of which they may be unaware. One option is to pursue a personal injury claim in an Indiana civil court. The successful pursuit of a personal injury claim can result in a judgement that may help car accident victims deal with the cost of medical care, on-going treatment if need be and other financial losses related to the car accident, such as lost wages.
Source: greenfieldreporter.com, “Two seriously injured in U.S. 40 crash”, Caitlin VanOverberghe, Sept. 29, 2015