Kentucky police were recently called to the scene of a motor vehicle collision on the Audobon Parkway. In such situations, police often have more questions than answers as they conduct preliminary investigations. In this particular case, investigators are still working to determine what caused a 24-year-old driver to cross a median and slam head-on into another car.
There were several occupants in the other vehicle
A 62-year-old man was behind the wheel of the Toyota Corolla that was traveling in a westbound direction when the wayward vehicle hit it head-on. A 62-year-old woman and a 1-year-old child were also in the vehicle at the time. Rescuers had to extricate the woman from her seat, after which she was flown to a hospital for emergency treatment. Sadly, the woman did not survive her injuries.
The baby who was in the vehicle initially survived injuries but was listed in serious condition. Updated information was recently provided, stating that the baby has since died. The driver of the vehicle also suffered injuries and was transported to a hospital; no further information is available on his condition at this time.
Cases like this often lead to litigation
It is tragic when a Kentucky collision results in the loss of human life. Grief is always intensified when an infant fatality occurs. While there is no way to replace the loss of a person’s life, an immediate family member of a decedent may seek restitution by filing a wrongful death claim in a civil court. If the court rules that a defendant named in such a case was negligent and that his or her negligence caused the death of the plaintiff’s loved one, compensation may be awarded to the plaintiff for damages, which can be used to help alleviate financial distress regarding funeral expenses and other issues associated with a collision.