Head-on collisions can be very difficult to decipher, especially if no witnesses were present. Investigating officers must photograph all aspects of the scene, make careful measurements of skid marks, and the location of any objects that may have been struck be one or both of the vehicles. A recent head-on collision just north of Walker may pose especially difficult task for investigators who want to find out how the accident happened.
The Cass County sheriff said that the accident occurred at 5:50 p.m. on 43rd Avenue NW in Turtle Lake Township just north of Walker. When authorities arrived on the scene, they found a Chevrolet pickup fully engulfed in flames and a severely damaged Nissan SUV. The accident appeared to have happened near the crest of a hill on 43rd Avenue.
The three men who were occupants of the pickup truck were treated at the scene for serious injuries and were then taken to area hospitals. They were later airlifted to Metro and Fargo hospitals. The two occupants of the Nissan, a man and a woman, were treated at the scene and taken to local hospitals for treatment of what were described as serious injuries. The press reports notes that investigation of the accident is “ongoing.”
Anyone who suffered an injury or lost a loved one in an accident similar to the one described may be interested in pursuing a claim for damages. An experienced personal injury lawyer can help in several ways. A knowledgeable attorney can provide an analysis and evaluation of the evidence and an estimate of the likelihood of recovering damages for medical expenses, past and future loss of income and pain and suffering. A capable lawyer can also provide assistance in investigating the accident and establishing a factual basis of liability against the driver who was at fault.