Alaska roads are not much different than others across the nation that are often the scenes of horrific car accidents. A recent incident occurred on one road that resulted in a single fatality. Similar situations in the past have led to wrongful death claims being filed in civil courts.
Both of the vehicles involved in the recent tragedy were pickup trucks. One was headed northbound on the road while the other was traveling in a southbound direction. At some point, the two vehicles smashed into each other at the center line of traffic.
Sadly, the 24-year-old motorist who had been in the southbound lane succumbed to his injuries at the scene of the crash. The other driver, age 45, was transported to an area hospital for emergency treatment. He was listed in serious condition.
At the time of this particular writing, it was not yet known what exactly caused the crash. Other fatal accidents in Alaska have sometimes been caused by distracted drivers, those acting under the influence of alcohol behind their wheels or by motorists engaged in other forms of negligence. When such tragedies occur, family members typically desire that justice be sought for their deceased loved ones. This is possible, and a seasoned personal injury attorney who can guide them through the process of filing a wrongful death lawsuit in court. Successfully litigated claims often result in a judgment for monetary compensation that can help alleviate financial debt and other losses sustained in the aftermath of a serious collision.
Source: ktuu.com, "One dead, one seriously injured in head-on collision between pickups in Sutton", MJ Thim, Nov. 17, 2016