The truth of the matter is that roads and highways are potentially dangerous. Even despite a driver’s best intentions sometimes car accidents do happen. Oftentimes these car accidents are minor and do not result in injuries to the passengers. However, not everyone involved in car accidents are so lucky and they do sustain serious injuries.
Such was the case on a Nevada highway located in the northwest valley last week. A Toyota Corolla and a Chevrolet Malibu collided at the intersection of Durango Drive and Alexander Road. The force of the accident spun both cars southeast where the Corolla slammed into a metal light pole. Passengers in both cars suffered injuries. According to police reports, the passengers of the Corolla were not wearing seatbelts.
All four passengers of the Corolla are now hospitalized for serious injuries.
It is unclear at this time what caused the accident or if there is a negligent driver responsible. Certainly a full investigation of the crash will reveal more details about exactly what happened that day. If an investigation reveals that a negligent driver is in fact responsible, it is important that the injured party explore their legal options. This is especially crucial considering any medical expenses the injured party may have incurred due to the accident.
A car accident can be a real shock with consequences reverberating long after the accident is over. Things like medical expenses can pile up and overwhelm a person’s finances. This is why road safety should be a driver’s number one priority on the road. This will help save the lives of themselves and others on the road.
Source: Las Vegas Sun, “Four people hospitalized in serious 2-car crash,” Ian Whitaker and Jackie Valley, June 27, 2014