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Car accident leads to 1 death, 2 injuries in Arkansas

When people are traveling with a driver, they are literally placing their lives in the driver's hands. One careless move on the part of the driver may quickly result in a tragic car accident leading to injuries or death. Sadly, one man died and two individuals were injured in a recent crash in Arkansas.

The accident took place in the vicinity of Interstate 30. It happened past midnight on a recent Sunday. Police said that a 34-year-old man was driving his vehicle on the Interstate. He suddenly lost control of the vehicle and ran off the roadway before striking a barrier wall made of concrete and then overturning.

Alleged drunk driving kills motorcyclist in Arkansas

Arkansas motorists may share the concern of many about the devastation that can be caused by drivers who choose to get behind the wheel of a vehicle while they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Regardless of the care a driver may take, the actions of a drunk driver can never be anticipated. Accidents that often result from drunk driving are those where the center line is crossed, often causing fatal accidents.

A family is mourning the death of a loved who lost his life on a recent Sunday in Pulaski County. Authorities allege that a 42-year-old driver of a car crossed over into the lanes of oncoming traffic. He reportedly hit one vehicle, but continued traveling in the wrong direction. Police said that the next collision was with a motorcycle, killing the motorcycle rider on impact.

Woman dies in fatal motor vehicle accident in Arkansas

Life is unpredictable and the unexpected can happen at any time. The road is no exception to this rule, with the possibility of some type of motor vehicle accident ever-present. This appears to have been the case in a recent vehicle crash which resulted in injury and death in Arkansas.

The crash happened one morning in late August when a 40-year-old male driver was heading northbound on the freeway. The man was just beginning to enter Washington County when he apparently veered to the right of the road and into a ditch. Reports indicate that the man attempted to maneuver back onto the road, but he ended up over-correcting, causing his truck to cross over both traffic lanes.

MADD works towards stricter drunk driving laws in Arkansas

Operating a motor vehicle is a privilege which drivers should not take for granted. This is why drivers should be fully cognizant when they are behind the wheel. Failure in this respect can result in serious consequences in the case of a crash. One of the worst things a motorist can engage in is drunk driving while on the road in Arkansas.

Lawmakers have ensured there are strict legal penalties for those who end up causing drunk driving accidents. Fear of penalty can play a significant role in deterring people from drinking and driving in the first place. However, it is common for those who are caught drunk driving one time to continue to make the same mistake afterwards.

18-year-old killed in motor vehicle accident in Springdale

An 18-year-old man was killed in a serious motor vehicle accident in Springdale, Arkansas. The impact from the motor vehicle accident threw a passenger from the car, inflicting fatal injuries on the young man. The driver of the Chevy Trailblazer was later arrested, and it is believed that he was drunk at the time of the accident.

Arkansas law enforcement officials report that there were five people in the car at the time. The driver had apparently lost control at an intersection, causing the car to flip several times. A few of the passengers suffered injuries, and one person was ejected from the motor vehicle. At least one other person required medical treatment for injuries, and two other passengers did not remain on the scene of the accident. It is not clear whether the driver suffered injuries, but police believe they were able to definitively identify which individual was behind the wheel.

Victims may sue estate after man allegedly causes car accident

An investigation is always used to determine who was at fault in an accident. In many cases, it is obvious who was at fault prior to the investigation concluding. Regardless, this information is issued in the final accident report. Ones who suffer injuries in a car accident will want to use the data within this report to understand how such a tragic event turned their lives upside down and to possibly help them determine how they want to proceed legally, or if they should at all.

A man who was in a wreck recently has passed away due to his sustained injuries. Three others were injured. The wreck occurred on U.S. 167 in Arkansas.

Arkansas car accident blamed on unsecured trailer

Operating any motor vehicle requires that the driver puts safety first. When one is responsible for driving a tractor-trailer, that mind to safety becomes even more important, as other people can become injured very easily in a car accident with such a large vehicle. One teenage girl recounted the events, as she remembered them, after an accident here in Arkansas with a semi-truck that significantly injured her and her boyfriend.

According to the victim, she was traveling west on the Interstate with her boyfriend when the incident occurred. Authorities say that a semi-truck traveling in the opposite direction had not properly secured its trailer, causing it to come loose and slide into the oncoming lane where it struck the girl’s car head-on. Though she and her boyfriend both lived, they were injured and had to be rushed to a hospital in Little Rock. He is no longer in hospital but sustained a broken leg. The girl is still recovering and has had several surgeries to address her injuries.

Wrongful death suit may stem from alleged DUI accident

A woman recently pleaded not guilty to charges that stemmed from her allegedly being intoxicated when she caused a fatal motor vehicle accident in Arkansas. In cases like this, criminal charges aren't the only thing that she may face. In fact, should the family of the woman who was killed in the alleged DUI accident decide to file claims, the woman may be vulnerable to a civil lawsuit.

The accident reportedly occurred back in Dec. 2014. A 51-year-old woman was traveling northbound when a southbound vehicle ventured over into her lane. When this happened, the other vehicle struck the left front of her vehicle causing her vehicle to leave the road. Her vehicle ended up in a ditch.

Head-on motor vehicle accident claims lives of 2 drivers

Head-on collisions are not uncommon in Arkansas or across the country. Unfortunately, they are one of the most deadliest forms of car accidents. A recent head-on motor vehicle accident has claimed the lives of two individuals here in Arkansas.

The crash occurred early one morning on Highway 63 near the exit for Highway 69. The crash report stated that a 45-year-old was traveling north on Highway 63 when his vehicle left the road. He tried to gain control of his vehicle but was unable to. At that point, his truck apparently ended up crossing the middle of the highway into the opposite lanes. It was at this time that his vehicle struck another truck head-on.

Fatal motor vehicle accident may be a result of street racing

Street racing is an illegal activity in the United States. Although it is incredibly dangerous and can result in serious injuries or death, many individuals still partake in the activity. Unfortunately, one man is dead and two other individuals are injured after a motor vehicle accident in Arkansas that was allegedly caused by street racing.

The accident report states that two Dodge Chargers were being driven at excessive speeds. At some point, the two vehicles struck one another. This resulted in both of the drivers losing control of their cars. The vehicles left the interstate and overturned.

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