Driving can seem like an everyday mundane activity for many on the roads today. Typically, people are thinking mostly about their destination — not the drive itself. However, more thought should be put into driving these days because car accidents can happen at a second’s notice. Such was the case in Vernon County, Nevada when a car crossed over the median and caused a two-car crash.
According to police reports, an Oldsmobile driving westbound on E Highway carrying two passengers crossed over the centerline. There it struck the eastbound driving Cadillac carrying five passengers. Six of the seven people involved in the car accident were treated for injuries at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Damages to both vehicles were reported as extensive.
It is unknown what caused the Oldsmobile to cross over into oncoming traffic. If after an investigation the Oldsmobile driver is found to be negligent for causing the accident, that person could be liable for damages to person or property. If it was found that the driver of the Oldsmobile failed to use “reasonable care” while driving that driver could owe the affected driver for damages. Only a full investigation will determine if the driver was negligent or not.
When learning about car accidents such as this one, it goes to show how awareness while driving could prevent an accident such as this from ever occurring. Sometimes people involved in car accidents aren’t fortunate to have enough time to react- despite their best efforts. That is why it is best to be safe than sorry when operating your vehicle on the road. Awareness can make all the difference for the safety of yourself and others on the road.
Source: www.nevadadailymail.com, “Two-car accident sends six to hospital,” June 24, 2014