The roadways provide travel routes for a wide range of vehicles, and these roads experience unfortunate collisions each year. For some of these tragic crashes, the accident is caused by a wrong-way driver or a distracted driver that has crossed into the opposite lane of traffic.
A head-on collision in the Kansas City area left two people dead and sent two other people to the hospital. The accident involved a minivan and a van that was dedicated to transporting people with disabilities to where they needed to go. The van belonged to a not-for-profit organization which advocates for the disabled and provides for their needs.
According to authorities, the driver of the minivan for some reason crossed the center line of the road and into oncoming traffic. The impact of the accident left the minivan’s driver dead and the driver of the other van seriously injured. Sadly, another employee in the not-for-profit’s van, who had been part of the organization for several years, died in the accident.
While the driver of the non-for-profit’s van is now expected to survive, she is in the hospital recovering from her injuries. One of the organization’s passengers, who was in a wheelchair, was taken to the hospital but is reportedly going to be alright.
There is little doubt that there will be a lot more investigation into this tragic accident in the weeks to come. Initial reports suggested that the driver of the organization’s van honked the horn and took evasive action in an effort to avoid car accident.
Moreover, it is common knowledge that drivers need to stay in their appropriate lanes of traffic. Even when speeding, intoxication or distracted driving are not in play, a motorist can still be held legally responsible if he or she allows his or her car to swerve into the path of an oncoming vehicle.
Even if the driver who causes the accident dies, victims can still pursue legal claims through other avenues, including a claim against the person’s estate.