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Head-on crash in rural Iowa sends four to hospital

It is clear that roadways can be a dangerous place if certain precautions are not taken. In most cases, this does not only mean driving safely and following the rules of the road, but it also means ensuring the safety and quality of the vehicle being travelled in. Failing to do any of these steps could mean a disastrous crash. This not only endangers the driver but also other drivers and passengers on the roadway.

In the rural area of Pottawattamie County, Iowa authorities were recently dispatched to a head-on collision. Both vehicles were traveling south on 530th Street at the time of the collision. The car accident occurred in the late afternoon hours. After the impact of the crash, both vehicles were sent into a ditch. When emergency crews arrived at the scene, they noted four victims were involved in the crash. Two had to be extricated from a vehicle.

All four victims were injured and two of them were seriously injured. All were transported to the hospital for medical treatment. Their current conditions are not known at this time. This accident is still under investigation and it is not clear what caused the vehicle to cross the centerline and crash head-on with oncoming traffic.

A driver at fault for a crash causing serious injuries could mean facing traffic, criminal and civil actions. An injured party could file a civil claim against the negligent driver in order to recover compensation for the injuries they suffer. The monetary award collected could be used cover associated expenses such as medical bills, rehabilitation, damages and pain and suffering.

Even if the error or negligence is slight, a distracted or negligent driver could significantly affect the life of others. Enduring serious injuries in a collision could mean temporary or permanent disabilities as well as a large amount of medical expenses. The financial burdens could outweigh the physical damage a victim endures. In these matters, seeking advice about a cause of action could help Iowa victims alleviate these hardships.

Source: WHOTV, "Head-On Crash Injures Four in Western Iowa," July 10, 2014

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