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Head-on motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injury

The roads in Missouri are generally busy, but that is nothing compared to when the holidays are approaching. Combined with potentially rough weather, that can be a dangerous and outright deadly combination if there are motor vehicle accidents. People will tend to rush just before or during the holidays. With that will be risky behaviors and accidents that are often unavoidable. For those who are in a crash -- especially a head-on crash -- there can be serious injuries and death.

An early afternoon head-on collision between two vehicles injured multiple people. The accident happened November 21 at around 1:30 p.m. when a vehicle that was heading south on the interstate went out of control and went to the northbound lanes, going directly over the median. It then collided with another vehicle. The drivers were injured, and a helicopter was needed to take them for treatment. A passenger in one vehicle was also hurt and was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

Being in any motor vehicle accident can be a terrifying experience, but when it is a head-on crash, it is significantly worse. Often, the driver who is heading in the correct direction will see another vehicle cross from the other side and not know what to do or where to go. The impact can cause catastrophic injuries including brain trauma, spinal cord damage, broken bones and issues that can lead to massive medical expenses, lost wages and even fatalities. People who are affected by such an accident happening to them or have lost a loved one should know that they might be able to pursue compensation in a legal filing.

Two vehicles collided in a head-on accident when one went over the interstate's median and ended up in the lanes heading in the other direction. Three people were hurt. This situation serves as a sobering reminder that car crashes can happen anytime, anywhere. Therefore, those injured in an auto accident will want to determine if they can pursue legal actions against the at-fault driver.

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