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Fatal head-on crash in Iowa kills 4-year-old

Incidents on the roadway could happen at anytime. Unfortunately, even when caution is taken, a negligent or distracted driver could affect drivers and passengers. Moreover, this could cause victims of any age, even young children. Whether a driver is traveling too fast for conditions, speeding, following too closely or failing to stop or yield, a negligent driver could cause a serious or even fatal crash.

Authorities were recently dispatched to a fatal crash in Iowa County. The incident involved two vehicles, and according to preliminary reports, the head-on collision occurred on County Road V66 near Marengo at around 4:15 p.m.

A 40-year-old man drove one of the vehicles and a 26-year-ol woman who was traveling with her 4-year-old daughter drove the other vehicle. When emergency crews arrived to the scene of the accident, they assessed everyone involved. The young girl died from the injuries she suffered. Both drivers were injured in the crash and were transported to the hospital for medical treatment.

The fatal head-on collision is still under investigation. Authorities reported that the roads were ice covered at the time of the incident. It has not been determined at this time whether a driver was negligent and travel too fast for conditions. Following investigation, officers should be able to establish cause and assign any liability.

Following a serious accident, those involved might have a cause of action. Those killed could have a wrongful death suit filed on their behalf to recover compensation for funeral expenses, damages and pain and suffering. Those injured in a crash could file a personal injury claim. This could help them recover a monetary award to cover medical bills, damages, lost wages and rehabilitation.

Winter weather could be the cause of unsafe driving conditions. Those traveling on the roads need to be extra cautious or even avoid driving during these times. A serious accident could result due to inclement weather and drivers traveling too fast for conditions. Those affected by a fatal accident should understand that they have options and might have a cause of action to ease the financial burdens resulting from the accident.

Source: KWWL, "Four-year-old girl killed in Iowa County accident," Danielle Wagner, Jan. 11, 2014

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