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Car accident in Cedar Rapids leads to multiple injuries

Whether it's due to speeding, distractions or other negligent acts, a driver could easily cause a collision that involves several vehicles. This is often true when drivers approach dangerous roadways or intersections. Their vision could be obstructed, and if a vehicle rushes through an intersection, they could collide with another motor vehicle traveling through or turning at the intersection. This is why it is important that drivers watch their speeds and look in all directions when going through an intersection.

An accident at an intersection recently occurred in Cedar Rapids. Authorities in Iowa were dispatched to the scene of the collision located at the intersection of Center Point Road and Highway 100. The car accident occurred around 12:45 a.m.

Police are not sure what caused the late night accident, but they reported that three people suffered injuries as a result of the collision. It is not clear at this time how many vehicles were involved, but it was indicated that all of the injured parties received treatment for non-life threatening injuries.

Investigation is ongoing, and once complete, authorities should be able to determine the cause. A driver that causes an accident could be liable for the injuries and damages that result. An injured party could file a personal injury suit in order to gain compensation. The monetary award could be used to cover accident related expenses such as medical bills, lost wages and other damages.

An accident can often complicate a person's life. This is why it is important that an individual understands their situation. Investigation should be conducted, which could help them determine cause as well as prepare any legal actions. If an injured party has a cause of action, being prepared could help reduce the time it would take to receive compensation. This is especially important if they are enduring financial hardships due to the accident.

Source: KCRG, "Three Injured in Cedar Rapids Crash," Mar.22, 2014

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