Head-on crash was on U.S. Highway 60 one mile east of Marionville
CHRISTIAN, MO, (July 16, 2022) – Robert V Albrecht, 57, and Deborah K Albrecht, 56, both of Neosho, sustained serious injuries early Saturday morning following a head-on collision in Christian County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, both the victims were in a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 driven by Robert that was eastbound on U.S. Highway 60 one mile east of Marionville. Meanwhile, a 2014 Harley Davidson Streetglide Special driven by a 40-year-old Sparta man was traveling east on the same route.
The patrol said the incident occurred at 4 a.m. when the Harley Davidson crossed the centerline and collided head-on with the GMC Sierra.
Albrecht and Deborah, a passenger in his vehicle, were transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield with serious injuries. The Harley Davidson driver died at the scene.
HEAD-ON ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION NEEDED
Head-on crashes are the most dangerous types of accidents on our roadways, and as this incident illustrates, the results can be tragic. Although only 2% of crashes are head-on crashes in the United States, they account for over 10% of all crash-related fatalities.
According to Candice Bond, an experienced auto accident attorney, a variety of factors can contribute to a head-on crash, including driver error, distracted driving, driver fatigue, speeding, and poor road design. However, the most common cause of these types of collisions is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
“Safe driving is our civic duty. Our roads belong to everyone, and when rules are broken that cause harm to another individual, those breaking the law must be held accountable,” said Bond, Managing Partner at Bond Legal.
“Sometimes, it can be difficult to identify who may have caused an accident. Complicating things further is the fact that multiple agencies such as law enforcement and insurance companies might decide of fault without performing a full investigation,” said Bond, who is a national analyst for The Legal Advocate.
Such cases heighten the need for an independent probe.
PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM
Pending the results of the investigation, Robert V Albrecht and Deborah K Albrecht may have the right to pursue a personal injury lawsuit. Stefano Formica, Of Counsel at Bond Legal, noted that the stress and worry following a serious injury could be overwhelming, disrupting all aspects of life, including family, work, finances, and overall quality of life.
“It is vital for victims to hire an attorney when filing a personal injury claim, which allows them to negotiate with an insurance company on behalf of a client,” Formica said.
“Insurance companies often try to pressure victims to settle for a quick payout for far less than the case is worth. However, an attorney will vigorously advocate for their client to ensure that they are treated with respect and compensated fairly.”
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