On behalf of Brown & Crouppen, P.C. posted in Motor Vehicle Accident on Monday, October 29, 2012
An O’Fallon woman, aged 26, suffered moderate injuries this week as a result of a car accident involving two vehicles along Route 370. She was following a car driven by a 53-year-old man in the fast lane, headed eastbound. The woman swerved to avoid rear-ending the man’s pickup truck, and overcorrected the turn. The front of her car struck the rear of the truck and then continued across the left lane of traffic into the concrete median.
This crash seems to be pure accident, and fortunately, no one was seriously injured. The woman’s car was totaled, but both drivers were wearing their safety devices, which may have prevented more serious injuries. The accident occurred just before 9 a.m., and any driver knows how stressful and often dangerous the morning commute can be.
Rush hour is a dangerous time to drive, as there are so many cars on the road, but also because many drivers may have other things on their minds — getting to work, what meetings they have in the morning, getting their kids safely to school on-time. Distracted driving can easily cause accidents that could result in serious injuries, vehicle damage and even fatalities.
For people who are injured in car accidents, they may not know where to turn for legal advice. Medical expenses can become overwhelming, and if an accident is caused by human error — such as distracted driving — pursuing a lawsuit may be an option. An attorney experienced in personal injury litigation can be an excellent resource for people who have experienced a motor vehicle accident.
Source: O’Fallon Patch, “O’Fallon Woman Injured in RT-130 Car Crash,” Brian Feldt, Oct. 25, 2012