Thankfully, many car accidents are not serious. When outright negligence is involved, however, the severity of an accident may increase substantially. If a driver collides with another vehicle or even a stationary object at moderate speeds, it can often cause a catastrophic accident that could injure or even kill those involved. Unfortunately, a recent fatal accident in Nebraska left one person dead and another seriously injured.

The accident took place on the afternoon of July 6 and involved one motor vehicle and a utility pole. Initial Investigations suggested that the driver of the car drifted the vehicle and struck the utility pole. There were no indications that the driver attempted to stop or avoid the pole, and the passenger was ejected from the car upon impact.

Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident shortly after it occurred and rushed the passenger to the hospital. She passed away soon after arriving. The driver was taken to the hospital as well, but the current condition of that individual is unknown at this time. The accident is currently under investigation by Nebraska police.

The surviving family of the deceased victim may have the right to seek monetary compensation for the tragic loss of life as a consequence of the fatal accident. Any compensation secured could be used by the family to pay for any of the victim’s final expenses. Monetary compensation could also provide the family of the victim with a sense of justice by ensuring that the driver is held fully responsible for any negligent acts.

Source: KETV, “1 dead, 1 badly hurt in southwest Omaha crash“, , July 7, 2014