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Two drivers injured in a Cedar County crash

At an early age, most have been told that accidents do happen. This is true in trivial situations such as spilling a glass of milk and in major events such as a motor vehicle accident. Although some accidents just happen and cannot be prevented, many collisions on the roadway could be prevented if a driver took more care. Traveling at a high rate of speed texting while driving, failing to yield and not using turn signals are all dangerous habits that could cause a serious crash.

Authorities in Cedar County recently responded to a two-car collision that left both drivers seriously injured. The car crash happened around 4:00 a.m. and, according to reports, a car driven by a 19-year-old was traveling east on Highway 30 when their vehicle crossed the centerline. This resulted in the car colliding with a car driven by a 61-year-old traveling west.

When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they found that both drivers suffered serious injuries. They were transported to the hospital for medical treatment. The accident still remains under investigation, and upon completion, authorities should be able to accurately determine cause and liability.

If a driver is negligent and causes a crash, they could be liable for the resulting injuries and damages. An injured driver or passenger in an accident could file a personal injury claim against the driver at fault. This could result in compensation that could be used toward any expenses related to the accident. This could help cover future medical bills and alleviate any current financial burdens.

Being involved in an accident can be a life-changing event. It could wreck their vehicle and significantly affect their health. This could be a huge detriment in their life, so it is important they understand what their options are to help this tragic situation. Seeking advice about their situation could help preserve their rights and interests, especially when it comes to filing for compensation.

Source: KCRG, "Two Hospitalized in Cedar County Crash," Dec. 15, 2013

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