On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Car Accidents on Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It appears that one car ran a red light that caused a collision in one Kentucky town, but conflicting reports are making it difficult for authorities to determine just who is at fault.

The car accident happened around 4:30 p.m. when a Kia Forte and a Lincoln Navigator collided. Four people were sent to the hospital. One of the four people was a child. A state police spokesman said that none of injuries appeared to be life-threatening.

The state police spokesman said he also received conflicting information from the drivers in both vehicles. Both claim to have had a green light at the intersection where the accident occurred. Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident.

Kentucky State Police will hopefully be able to piece together the crash to determine just how the accident happened. It appears that one car was at fault. If it is determined that the at-fault driver was negligent, those who were injured may be able to collect compensation.

Negligence can come in many forms. The at-fault driver in this case may have been using their cell phone, adjusting the music in their car or simply not paying attention to the road. In any case, they may be held responsible for their reckless actions.

Car accidents can permanently alter a person’s life. Their injuries may require them to have multiple surgeries or may require months of rehabilitation. Although no amount of money can take away the pain and suffering that they endure, it may help ease any financial burdens they incur due to the car accident.

Source: The Williamson Daily News, “2-car accident sends 4 to hospital,” Chad Abshire, Jan. 12, 2012