With the rising amount of negative events that occur on the roadways, many people are worried about what may happen to them when they are driving. Sometimes, their worries turn into reality when they are involved in a car accident. Along these lines, a recent two-vehicle accident occurred in Kentucky, injuring five people.
The accident occurred as a 19-year-old male driver was traveling in the northbound direction on one of the main roads. He reportedly drove his car right in front of a 62-year-old female driver who was driving in the southbound direction on the same road. The cars crashed into each other, resulting in the female driver's vehicle erupting into flames. Once the fire was put out, it was determined that there were injuries from the car accident.
The female driver and two occupants in her vehicle sustained injuries. One of the occupants was an adolescent of an unknown age. The teen driver and an adolescent of an unknown age also sustained injuries. The exact details of their injuries have not been indicated although it was revealed that the five injured parties did receive medical treatment.
A car accident can be a traumatic experience for victims. The car accident victims may suffer financially as a result of medical costs, missed time from work and other financial burdens. The female driver and her occupants who sustained injuries may decide to obtain financial compensation through personal injury claims against the teen driver. Once the claims have been successfully navigated in Kentucky, the victims may be awarded monetary compensation.
Source: Central Kentucky News, "Five injured in two-car wreck south of Stanford," Ben Kleppinger, July 22, 2013