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7 injured in intersection collision in Black Hawk County

Iowa residents understand that intersections are often the location of major crashes. This is especially true during the winter months when vehicles might be traveling too fast for conditions and the driver is unable to stop the vehicle in time. A negligent or distracted driver could cause a car accident and affect several victims. An intersection collision could result in serious injuries and severe damage.

Authorities in Black Hawk County recently responded to a two-vehicle collision that occurred at night at an intersection near Dunkerton. According to preliminary reports, a 28-year-old male driver failed to stop his vehicle at an intersection where there was a posted stop sign. This resulted in the vehicle colliding with vehicle driven by a 25-year-old female. This caused her vehicle to slide into a ditch and roll over into a farm field.

The struck vehicle also had three passengers including two juveniles. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they transported all four occupants in the vehicle to the hospital for treatment of the injuries they suffered. The other driver had two passengers in the vehicle and both were sent to the hospital for medical care. The driver did not receive medical care initially but later drove himself to the hospital for medical attention.

The accident is still under investigation but authorities have cited the driver for failing to obey a traffic control device. In addition to receiving a traffic violation, the driver could also face civil liabilities. Those injured in the crash could file a personal injury claim to recover compensation. The monetary award could go towards the resulting expenses associated with the accident such as medical bills, lost wages, damages and pain and suffering.

Following an accident caused by a negligent driver, those affected might have a cause of action. This is often determined by further investigation.

Source: KCCI, "Iowa car crash sends several people to hospital," Dec. 28, 2013

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