While most drivers might be aware of how dangerous it can be to operate a vehicle while impaired, similar issues continue to play a role in many collisions. The effects of impairment can take a significant toll on one’s ability to safely operate a vehicle and may lead to an increased risk a driver might lose control of a vehicle and drift into oncoming lanes. Reports indicate that impairment played a role in a recent car accident in Minnesota that killed one person and left two others with life-threatening injuries.
Recent head-on collision
Law enforcement agents say they received reports of a head-on crash on a recent Friday afternoon. Initial investigations indicate that it occurred when the driver of a northbound car suddenly drifted across the median and into oncoming lanes. Reports indicate that the car crossed into the path of an oncoming truck in the process and the two vehicles proceeded to collide head-on.
According to reports, the driver and a passenger in the truck were both rushed to the hospital for treatment of injuries considered to be life-threatening. Authorities have advised that the driver who caused the crash suffered fatal harm and died at the scene. Reports indicate that the investigation into the crash remains underway and authorities have advised that impairment was a contributing factor.
Suffering serious or life-altering injuries in a car accident involving an impaired driver can be a harrowing experience. Individuals in Minnesota who encounter similar challenges in life may wish to know more about the next steps to take to seek restitution accordingly, and they could choose to consult with an attorney for advice on what to expect from the process. A personal injury attorney can help a client better understand his or her available legal avenues and assist in preparing to pursue the compensation deserved through the proper channels.