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At the Odom Law Firm, our Northwest Arkansas personal injury lawyers have more than 100 years of combined experience representing area residents injured in accidents. From our Fayetteville law offices, established in 1982, we serve clients across the country. Whether you have been catastrophically injured in a truck accident or as a result of a defective product, we can help you hold the responsible party accountable and recover the compensation you deserve.

Fayetteville Motor Vehicle Accidents Law Blog

Woman dies in motor vehicle accident on State Hwy 1

Passing by using the oncoming lane of travel can be dangerous under the best of circumstances. Even when drivers believe that passing is safe, that may not actually be the case. A recent motor vehicle accident on Arkansas State Highway 1 began when a driver attempted to pass a vehicle in front of it.

The vehicle was heading northbound on the highway, occupied by two people. When the driver first pulled out of the northbound lane into the southbound lane, he did not see a truck that was coming right at his vehicle. The driver began to pass and, in the last moment, swerved back into his lane to avoid the big rig.

Passenger killed, drivers injured in motor vehicle accident

The deafening boom of two vehicles colliding shattered the relative quiet of a recent Sunday morning. Troopers with the Arkansas State Police were dispatched to the scene and discovered that the passenger vehicles had crashed into each other head on. Determining how this motor vehicle accident occurred was the second priority of troopers, since the first order of business was to help the injured occupants. 

The drivers of the two vehicles suffered unknown injuries for which they were transported to a hospital in the area for treatment. Their current conditions were not reported. The passenger in the vehicle that was originally heading eastbound on Highway 12 was trapped in the wreckage.

Car accident victim suffers what could be life-altering injuries

It often seems as though there is no rhyme or reason to the injuries people suffer in Arkansas car accidents. One individual can walk away unscathed while another person is critically injured. Those who suffer life-altering injuries may require ongoing medical care and other assistance depending on the situation.

Somewhere around 4:30 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, emergency dispatchers received a call regarding a two vehicle accident on Highway 62 East. Reportedly, someone was trapped in the wreckage of one of the vehicles. A rescue truck responded to the scene, along with two ambulances and the Arkansas State Police.

Weather may have contributed to fatal motor vehicle accident

When it rains, water can pool on the roadways, which can make driving hazardous. In inclement weather, Arkansas residents need to adjust their driving in order to accommodate the road conditions. A motor vehicle accident can occur when a driver fails to make the appropriate adjustments, which could leave those involved with serious or fatal injuries.

A 34-year-old woman and at least one passenger were traveling on Highway 65 northbound during a rainstorm. Preliminary reports from the Arkansas State Police indicate that at approximately 3:25 p.m., the vehicle lost traction and hydroplaned. The driver lost control of the car, which then began to rotate into the oncoming lane of travel.

Drug use and drunk driving suspected in fatal crash

Far too many people around the country drink alcohol and/or use drugs before getting behind the wheel of a car. In a state of diminished capacity, reaction times and decision-making abilities are compromised, which makes an impaired driver a danger to everyone on the road. For example, police in a central Arkansas city believe that both drug use and drunk driving could be responsible for the death of a motorcycle rider.

The only details released about the crash at this time are that a passenger car ran into a motorcycle. The 21-year-old man riding the motorcycle suffered severe injuries to which he succumbed at the scene. It is unknown whether the 30-year-old driver of the car suffered any injuries.

Another fatal motor vehicle accident on undivided highway

Head-on collisions happen on Arkansas highways regardless of whether there is a median between the lanes of travel. However, at least with a median, the vehicles on the other side of the highway may have some warning and might be able to get out of the way. On an undivided highway where the lanes of travel are only separated by a double yellow line, the window of opportunity to avoid a motor vehicle accident closes quickly.

Shortly after 7:00 p.m., a 63-year-old woman was traveling east on Arkansas 88, and she had no idea that another vehicle was about to cross into her path. For some reason, a 52-year-old female driver of a westbound car veered into the oncoming lane after crossing the center line. The woman most likely had no time to react, and the two vehicles collided head-on.

Motor vehicle accident on U.S. 70 sends 8 to hospital, 1 dead

Driving is an enormous responsibility. Every decision an Arkansas driver makes -- or fails to make -- potentially affects his or her passengers and everyone else on or near the road. Neglecting the duties and responsibilities with which a driver is entrusted can result in a motor vehicle accident.

Shortly after midnight on a recent, rainy Saturday, troopers with the Arkansas State Police received a report regarding an accident involving two vehicles on U.S. Highway 70. The preliminary report revealed that the two vehicles were heading in opposite directions on the highway. For some unknown reason, the westbound vehicle veered into the opposite lane of travel and collided with the eastbound vehicle.

Understanding negligence in an Arkansas car accident

Every Arkansas driver owes a duty to the passengers in his or her vehicle, along with everyone else on the roadways, to drive safely. When a driver fails to live up to this duty, a car accident could be the result causing serious injury or death to the other occupants of the vehicle or someone else involved. Numerous negligent acts can constitute a breach of a driver's duty to safely operate a motor vehicle. For example, driving under the influence and distracted driving are two of the most common reasons car accidents occur.

An individual who is seriously injured because of a driver's negligence can incur a substantial amount of damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If a family loses a loved one to someone's negligence, they too can incur significant financial losses. Under these circumstances, filing a personal injury claim or wrongful death action, as appropriate, could provide a victim -- or the family of a victim -- with restitution for those losses if negligence is established to the court's satisfaction.

1 passenger suffers critical injuries in bus vs. car accident

A relatively minor mistake while driving at high speeds can be disastrous. Arkansas drivers who are speeding may believe they are in control of their vehicles, but the consequences of this overconfidence can be serious or even deadly. Many of these drivers seem surprised when they become involved in a car accident.

Speed is the suspected cause of a recent crash involving a school bus and a passenger car. Preliminary reports indicate that the car and bus were heading in opposite directions on a two-lane road. The car was speeding, crossed into the opposite lane of travel and slammed head-on into the oncoming bus.

What factors contributed to fatal motor vehicle accident?

In the first hours after an accident, it can be difficult for authorities to determine exactly what happened. Further inquiry is often needed to complete an investigation. This appears to be the case in a recent fatal motor vehicle accident on Highway 65 here in Arkansas.

The Arkansas State Police were called to the scene shortly after 9:45 a.m. Upon arrival, they found two vehicles that collided head-on. The preliminary investigation revealed that a northbound passenger car veered into the southbound lane into the path of another vehicle. The driver of that vehicle, a pickup truck, did not have enough time to avoid the collision.

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