Car accidents are sometimes caused by outside circumstances like weather; however, it is also possible that these causes are accompanied by negligent driving. Although outside factors can have an impact on the accident, many accidents have underlying causes that point to a driver. Unfortunately, one car accident in Nebraska recently caused the injury of multiple people.
The accident took place on the morning of September 2 just after 7:30 a.m. and involved two different vehicles. Initial investigations showed police that one of the drivers, a girl who was 17 years old, attempted to turn left but instead struck the second driver in the front of her vehicle. It is suspected that the first driver may not have been able to see clearly because of sunlight.
After the accident, the first driver and her passengers were taken to the hospital along with the second driver, a 28-year-old woman. The current condition of the injured victims is unknown at this time. It is also not known if the first driver will be charged by Nebraska police.
Regardless of whether the driver is charged for her involvement in the car accident, the injured driver from the second vehicle may have the right to seek monetary compensation for her injuries. Even though sunlight may have been a blinding factor, the first driver still may be found at fault. If compensation is awarded to the injured victim, it could be used to pay for any hospital bills from her treatment. This could allow the victim to focus on recovering.
Source: The Banner-Press, “Morning sun a factor in two-car crash“, Larry Peirce, Sept. 3, 2014