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Wrong-way driver injures 7, including toddlers

On Behalf of | Dec 13, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

On a recent Sunday evening in Missouri, three motor vehicles on U.S. Highway 50 collided. One of the drivers, a 30-year-old woman, was traveling in the wrong direction on the highway. She reportedly hit another vehicle head-on, which then spun out of control and hit the third car. The collision resulted in severe injuries to seven people.

Sadly, two of the victims were toddlers, both 1-year-olds. One of the children was a passenger in the car that was headed in the wrong direction. The other child was in the first vehicle that was hit. Rescuers transported the children to a local hospital for emergency care.

5 others suffered injuries

At least two people, including the woman who was driving in the wrong lane, were airlifted to a hospital following the collision. One man, age 35, was listed in serious condition. Any patient listed in serious condition is in danger of death, as such conditions often take sudden turns for the worse.

Navigating recovery after a multi-vehicle accident

When several vehicles are involved in a collision, the aftermath of a Missouri car accident can be complicated. All drivers must exchange contact and insurance information (if they’re able), and each person will be asked to describe what happened to law enforcement personnel. In cases like this, where a wrong-way driver caused a collision, surviving victims often file legal claims to seek restitution for damages. This type of litigation is complicated and stressful, which is why most individuals ask experienced attorneys to represent them in court.