If you’re someone who often drives, then you know that drivers sometimes make mistakes that put your life in danger. Negligence, like being distracted when driving or failing to use lighting at dusk, can make an otherwise safe driver deadly to those on the road. When you’re struck, you have to be treated for injuries. In that situation, you and your attorney have to work together to get compensation for the impact the injury has on your life.
Before that can happen, evidence has to be collected and a trial may even be ordered for charges placed by police. In this case reported on Oct. 18, a 22-year-old man has found himself accused of running a red light and causing a serious three-vehicle accident that left at least one other person injured.
According to the story, the man was driving a 1996 Volvo sedan when he failed to stop at a red light and sped into the intersection. That’s when he was struck by a pickup truck that was being driven by a man turning out of the Hudson Mall parking lot. When the initial collision took place, the 22-year-old’s vehicle spun out of control and forced him into the other lane, where a Jeep was waiting at the light.
Inside the Jeep, a 60-year-old woman suffered injuries from the impact. The driver of the truck did not have injuries that were reported. The 22-year-old and 60-year-old were both transported to the hospital, where they were expected to be treated for minor injuries before being released.
Police have reported that there are charges pending against the young man for the accident. The situation is still under investigation.
Source: Union Leader, “Man who allegedly ran red light caused Hudson crash,” Oct. 18, 2015