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Car accident between SUV and moving truck causes head injury

Icy road conditions in Alaska require motorists to take extra care when they are driving. A car accident can happen instantly in such conditions and may lead to severe injuries, or worse. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to adjust their driving techniques when they face adverse weather conditions.

A 47-year old driver suffered severe head injuries in a recent accident on Sterling Highway. Troopers reported that a 50-year-old employee of a moving company was northbound on the highway on a recent Monday. He apparently lost control of  large truck as he encountered a corner on the roadway. The lack of control caused the truck to go across the yellow lines in the center and smashed head-on into an approaching SUV.

The presence of guardrails reportedly prevented the SUV driver from taking evasive action. The severely injured woman was rushed to the hospital by emergency workers. Troopers determined that the truck driver was not in possession of a valid driver's license. This led to a summons for driving with a suspended license. As is all accidents involving serious injuries or death, this accident is likely under investigation, and more charges may follow.

The consequences of a car accident in Alaska can be devastating, and injuries may be life-changing. If an accident was caused by the negligence of another party, injured victims may pursue claims for medical expenses and other financial losses. In a case where the alleged negligent driver was working at the time of the accident, the employer may also be named as a defendant in a personal injury claim stemming from the crash. Successful presentation of a well documented claim may lead to a monetary judgment in accordance with prevailing laws.

Source: adn.com, "SUV driver injured in crash with moving company van", Mar. 20, 2015

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