North Dakota residents are involved in their fair share of auto accidents every year. Unfortunately, many of these car accidents result in serious injuries or worse. Recently, the North Dakota Highway Patrol reported a collision that left two men in need of medical care.
The crash occurred close to Cooperstown near the end of September. According to authorities, the driver of a pickup truck, a 67 year old male, failed to stop at a stop sign and was struck by another vehicle. The driver of the second automobile, a 55 year old male, was wearing his seat belt, but suffered serious enough injuries that he needed to be airlifted to a medical facility for treatment. Information regarding his current condition is not available.
The driver deemed responsible for the collision was treated and released at a local hospital. While the accident is still under investigation, authorities reported that he was cited for neglecting to stop at the stop sign. It is unknown if any further charges are pending in this case or if any court dates are scheduled for this matter.
Victims of North Dakota car accidents such as this will likely suffer in more ways than one. The physical consequences can range in severity, but are often significant and require extensive medical care. The cost of care and recovery can wreak havoc on personal finances which only adds to the emotional trauma typically seen after these incidents. North Dakota residents who have been injured in a wreck may be entitled to file a personal injury claim against the individual believed to be responsible. This type of claim, if successfully litigated in a civil court, may result in compensation for any damages sustained in the accident.
Source: jamestownsun.com, “Two men injured in vehicle crash“, Sept. 24, 2014.