An Arkansas car accident lawyer notes that two people were killed when a wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle on I-430. The two cars immediately caught fire and both drivers were killed in the accident. In addition to criminal charges, people who drive recklessly may be liable to the others they harm, and victims of negligence, as well as the families of those killed, may be eligible to recover compensation with the help of an Arkansas auto accident attorney.
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Report: 205 Deaths on Arkansas Highways So Far in 2016
According to the arkansasonline.com, the June 2016 crash occurred when a woman was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of I-430 on the Arkansas River Bridge when she collided head-on with a southbound Ford. Both vehicles immediately caught fire, killing both drivers in the fiery wreck. The man driving the Ford was a morning newscaster for KARN Radio and he was on his way to work when the collision occurred. The police report of the accident gives no indication how the woman came to be in the wrong lane.
The deaths brought to 205 the number of people killed in crashes on Arkansas roads so far in 2016, according to preliminary figures. In February 2016, the Arkansas Highway Department announced plans to spend $2.8 million for improvements aimed at reducing the number of crashes caused by wrong-way drivers on state highways, the website reported.
How an Arkansas Car Accident Lawyer Can Help
Drivers or passengers who are injured in car accidents may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from their injuries, including:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
The families of those killed may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
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