When an individual is killed in an accident, determining who may have been at fault is crucial. When car accidents take place and it is not immediately clear who is responsible, authorities are tasked with finding out that information. It was recently reported that a crash took place in Indiana, and it was unclear at the time of the report who may have been at fault.
Reports stated that the accident involved a pickup truck and a car and took place at at approximately 6:15 a.m. The car was traveling west when the driver attempted to make a left turn onto another street. The turn apparently brought the car into the path of the truck, which struck the passenger side of the car. There were two individuals in the car at the time.
The incident resulted in the passenger in the car suffering fatal injuries. The drivers of the vehicles did not suffer any injuries in the crash. Reports stated that authorities had not indicated which driver failed to yield. The collision is still under investigation, and additional information may be available at a later time.
Car accidents that lead to the deaths of individuals are always tragic. The family members of the victim in this Indiana crash will likely face considerable hardships as they work through their grief and loss. When it is determined which driver was at fault for the accident, the family members may wish to consider filing a wrongful death claim against that individual. Filing a claim could allow them to seek compensation for funeral costs, emotional losses and other damages.
Source: wane.com, “Passenger killed in crash identified“, Jason Myles, Oct. 22, 2015