A man recently lost his life in a tragic car crash in Kentucky. In addition, several other people were injured in the collision. Sometimes these types of motor vehicle accidents occur due to the carelessness of a driver, in which case the driver may be held financially responsible for any deaths or injuries resulting from the accident.
The recent Kentucky accident took place on a Friday at about 10:30 p.m. According to authorities, a 20-year-old man was driving south along Highway 461. All of a sudden, he reportedly entered oncoming traffic by crossing into the opposite lane. According to police, he then hit a car operated by an 81-year-old man.
The younger driver suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital after receiving some treatment at the crash scene. Two people riding in his car, ages 22 and 20, also suffered injuries and were taken to medical centers for treatment as well. The older driver and two passengers riding in his car, ages 52 and 6, were also taken to the hospital with injuries. However, the older driver ended up passing away at the medical center. Authorities continued to investigate the cause of the crash.
The injured passengers in both cars may choose to file personal injury claims against the injured driver who reportedly caused the Kentucky accident. Likewise, the surviving loved ones of the man who died in the accident may choose to file a wrongful death claim against the other driver, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages. A claim that is presented successfully, based upon a showing of negligence, may lead to a monetary award that might help the plaintiffs to cover medical bills, burial costs and other financial losses associated with these types of motor vehicle accidents.