As you drive on the roadways, you typically encounter other vehicles. Whether they are traveling behind you, in front of you, in the lane beside you or in the opposite lane of traffic, motorist are likely able to travel safely among one another. What you don’t expect, however, if for a motorist to travel in the wrong direction and collide with you head-on.
A head-on collision often has fatal results, which were the outcomes of a recent crash on a Mississippi highway. According to reports, the crash involved two vehicles and occurred in Yazoo County at around 10:15 a.m. Authorities reported that a Chevy Silverado traveling eastbound on MS-16 collided with a Nissan Maxima traveling westbound.
The 59-year-old female driver of the Maxima died from fatal injuries suffered in the crash while the driver of the Silverado suffered injuries that required medical attention. Investigators shared that the deceased driver was wearing her seatbelt at the time of the crash; however, the other motorist was not. Further details were not available, as investigation is still underway.
When a wrong-way crash occurs, there are many questions asked regarding why the motorist was traveling in the wrong direction. Maybe it was due to distractions caused by a phone, or possibly reckless driving, fatigue or intoxication. When an individual in harmed in a wrong way crash or a loved one is lost, it is important to understand cause so liability can be established.
While no steps or measures can bring back a loved one lost in a motor vehicle accident, it is possible to address some of the harms and losses caused by the incident. A wrongful death action could help you and other family members recover losses caused by the fatal crash. This could include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages and funeral costs. This is often an extremely emotional time and a process that is challenging to navigate. A legal professional can help guide you every step of the way because it is not something you have to do alone.