Car accidents that involve two vehicles are often serious enough, but, when multiple vehicles are involved, the severity of the incident is often heightened. A multi-car accident can leave those involved with severe injuries, and send numerous people to the hospital. Unfortunately, one recent car accident in Nebraska ended with eight individuals being sent to the hospital for treatment.
The accident took place on an early November evening and involved a total of five different vehicles. The original collision occurred when a vehicle that was stopped, waiting on another car to turn, was struck from behind. The three other vehicles, all traveling in the same direction, became involved shortly after the initial collision. The involvement of the additional vehicles resulted in numerous injuries.
Emergency personnel arrived at the scene of the accident and transported eight people to the hospital. It is reported that none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. Though the exact condition of the injured victims is unknown, an officer with the Nebraska State Police stated that some victims suffered broken arms. The accident is still under investigation.
Once the investigation of the car accident has been completed and the cause is found, the injured victims may have the right to seek monetary compensation from the person or persons that they believe acted negligently. If their claim is successful, they could receive compensation for accident-related expenses and lost wages. Compensation of this type could allow the victims to focus on recovering from their injuries and returning to their normal routines instead of worrying about the financial consequences of the accident.
Source: columbustelegram.com, “Multiple vehicles involved in Highway 81 accident“, Nov. 3, 2014