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Two-car collision in Iowa injures one and kills three

The Iowa State Patrol recently responded to a fatal accident involving two vehicles. The collision between an automobile and a pickup truck occurred around 5 p.m. in northern Decatur County. According to preliminary reports, a 35-year-old woman was traveling eastbound on Garden Grove when she lost control of her car. This caused her vehicle to maneuver into the path of a pickup truck traveling westbound.

Emergency crews responded to the crash and assessed everyone involved. The female driver of the car and her two passengers were pronounced dead in the crash. The driver of the pickup truck suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital. The fatal collision still remains under investigation.

Authorities are seeking to establish the cause of the crash. Although it seems established that the woman driving the car swerved into the path of the pickup truck, investigators have not determined what caused the driver to lose control. Following investigation, authorities may be able to determine the cause of the crash, which could, in turn, go a long way in establishing liability for this accident.

A fatal accident can affect numerous people. Family members of those killed in the crash might have a cause of action against the driver at fault. The loved ones of the deceased could file a wrongful death claim against both the other driver and other responsible parties. This could provide them with compensation to cover damages and expenses associated with the crash. Those injured might have a personal injury claim. A resulting monetary award could help cover medical bills, lost wages, damages and pain and suffering.

When a serious collision occurs, numerous people are often affected. The loss of a loved one or a serious injury could significantly alter several people's lives. It is often an emotional and lengthy process to cope with death or recover from serious injuries. In addition, it could result in financial burdens. This is why it is important for Iowa accident victims to understand whether a cause of action is available. Such knowledge could help them cope with the event while also reducing or alleviating financial hardships.

Source: KCRG, "Toddler among 3 killed in southern Iowa crash," March 6, 2014

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