When a motor vehicle collision occurs in New Hampshire or elsewhere, investigators may be called in to analyze the events leading up to the incident, especially if it resulted in injuries or a fatality. Sadly, a recent tragedy resulted in both. At this time, there appear to be numerous unanswered questions that investigators are working to resolve, such as what exactly caused one of the vehicles involved in the crash to cross over the center line of traffic.
Three vehicles were involved in the collision
Preliminary investigations show that a 30-year-old woman was behind the wheel of a vehicle that veered out of its lane moments before impact. The woman’s car struck another vehicle. The vehicle was then hit a second time when a third vehicle slammed into it. The tragedy took place in early morning hours on a recent Wednesday, which is often a busy time on New Hampshire roadways when people are traveling to work.
Tragic results were immediately apparent
Rescuers who responded to the scene of the crash pronounced the death of the woman who was driving the vehicle that veered off course. Another person who was in the vehicle that was struck two times was transported to a nearby hospital for emergency care. This person was listed in critical condition, which typically means that a person’s vital signs are unstable and not within normal limits.
Questions may remain unanswered for days, weeks or longer
There is no way to predict how soon a crash investigation will be resolved. Numerous factors come under consideration in cases like this, including whether the person deemed responsible for a collision may have suffered a medical episode at the wheel, was acting under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or was distracted or speeding, etc. In cases where driver negligence was a causal factor, a recovering victim may seek compensation for damages by filing a personal injury claim in a civil court. If the person deemed responsible did not survive the incident, a claim may be filed against his or her estate.