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Alaska man killed in car accident

The consequences of a car accident are usually varied in the damage caused. The effects can range from little damage to the vehicles involved and no injuries to drivers and passengers to complete vehicular destruction and loss of life. An 81-year-old Alaska man was killed in a recent morning car accident.

In a report issued from state patrol officers, the driver of a pickup truck was headed south on a state highway when he drifted over the center lane into oncoming traffic. A small sedan was traveling north and was hit by the pickup truck. Emergency responders pronounced the driver of the sedan dead upon their arrival.

The driver of the truck was transported to a nearby hospital but his condition was not released in the report. After spending several hours investigating the crash, authorities gave no indication as to what may have caused the pickup truck to cross to the other side of the highway. Weather conditions at the time of the crash were reported to be windy with snow but the latest statement from troopers does not specify that as a possible cause.

If authorities find the cause of the car accident to be a result of negligence on the part of the driver of the pickup truck, the family of the deceased may seek financial compensation from him. Although an awarded amount will not bring their loved one back to them, it will help with the funeral and burial costs, as well as providing for emotional therapy the family may need in dealing with their grief. Other Alaska residents who have also suffered similar loss may want to inquire about the options they have when pursuing legal action.

Source: frontiersman.com, "Fatal accident closes Parks Highway", Nov. 19, 2015

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