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Accident causes the wrongful death of 1 man in Alaska

The outcomes of serious car accidents can be tragic, often leaving the victims with severe injuries or even dead. The death of a victim can be extremely hard on his or her family and can leave the family members with emotional wounds that last much longer than any physical injuries. A car accident in Alaska recently caused the wrongful death of one man.

The accident took place on Jan. 4 at around 11 a.m. when a man in an SUV crossed the center line and struck a van. Seven people were taken to the hospital after the accident, although only three suffered noticeable injuries. Four children who were in the SUV were said to be fine but were taken to the hospital to make sure they were alright. The driver of the SUV and the two occupants of the other vehicle were taken to the hospital for their injuries as well.

Police tried to land a helicopter to transport the victims, but unfortunately weather conditions did not allow this, and the victims had to be rushed by ambulance. The passenger of the van was then transported to another hospital where he unfortunately passed away. The accident is still under investigation.

Regardless of the findings of the Alaska police, the family of the deceased victim may have the right to seek monetary reimbursement for the wrongful death of their loved one. Such compensation could be used to help with any of the victim's final expenses. Although nothing but time will help the family recuperate from their loss, compensation could relieve some of the stress they may now be experiencing. The injured driver of the van may wish to file a personal injury claim as well.

Source: Homer News, Man dies of injuries from Anchor Point crash, No author, Jan. 6, 2014

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