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Two pick-up trucks collide killing two and injuring three

Drivers in Iowa understand that driving safety means being cautious, especially when approaching and going through an intersection. When a driver speeds, fails to yield to the right of way or doesn't follow road signs and signals an accident could ensue. When a serious collision occurs, those involved could be seriously injured or even killed in the crash.

The Iowa State Patrol recently responded to a collision that involved two pick-up trucks. According to preliminary reports, two people were killed in the collision while three suffered injuries. The crash happened when the two trucks collided at the intersection of L Avenue and 80th Street in Oelwein.

Both drivers were severely injured and did not survive their injuries. A 23-year-old passenger in one truck and a nine-year-old and seven-year-old in the other truck were injured in the crash and transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

Further details of the fatal accident have not been released at this time and authorities are still investigating the crash. Preliminary investigation has not determined the cause or fault for the crash. Following investigation, the driver at fault could be liable for the resulting damage, injuries, and death.

The loved ones of the deceased could file a wrongful death claim in order to recover compensation for their losses. In addition, those injured could file a personal injury claim to cover the expense associated with the crash such as medical bills, damages and pain and suffering.

A fatal crash can be a difficult event to cope with and the investigation process can make it challenging for loved ones to get through. It is always important to understand what rights and options are available, especially if filing for compensation is being considered.

Source: Lacrosse Tribune, "Two killed in crash in northeast Iowa," Oct. 14, 2013

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