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Personal injury: 2 hospitalized following Missouri crash

Most drivers in Missouri can identify a variety of different driving hazards. While most people are aware of the potential harm that texting while driving or driving under the influence can cause, many may be less sure about the dangers of driving while drowsy. Unfortunately, a recent crash, reportedly caused by a drowsy driver,  has resulted in a personal injury.

The incident happened on a night in early March. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 42-year-old male fell asleep while driving on a state highway. As a result, police say that he failed to maintain control of the sedan he was driving.

The car reportedly exited the left side of the road and went down an embankment before striking a utility pole. Both the driver and his 29-year-old passenger suffered serious injuries and were transported to the hospital. Reports indicate that both occupants of the vehicle were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.

No matter how financially stable a person may be, a personal injury requiring hospitalization can quickly create financial stress. In addition to the medical expenses that are incurred as a result of treatment costs, many car accident victims are forced to miss a significant amount of work while they recover, resulting in lost wages. To help cope with these expenses, those who were injured as a result of another's negligence have the option of filing a civil lawsuit. If their claims can be proved, they could receive a financial award that will help them cope with the financial consequences of their injuries.

Source: emissourian.com, "Two Area Residents Seriously Injured In Crash", March 3, 2018

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