Police say that a drunk driver may have been to blame for a crash that took place on March 11 at around 11:18 p.m. The crash occurred at the intersection of State Highway 297 and Little Elk Creek Road in Elk Valley. According to authorities, a Jeep being driven by a 33-year-old man tried to turn onto State Highway 297 while traveling south on Little Creek Road.

A Dodge Ram being driven by a 54-year-old man did not yield the right of way to the Jeep, and the two vehicles collided head on. Both drivers were injured in the crash while a 33-year-old was killed in the crash. It was not clear in which vehicle the crash victim was riding when the collision occurred. Police say that neither the injured drivers nor the deceased were wearing seatbelts at the time of the accident. Criminal charges are pending according to authorities.

Pedestrians, drivers or passengers who are hurt in a car accident may be able to obtain compensation from the driver who caused the crash. Furthermore, the families of those who are killed in a car accident may be able to collect compensation for their wrongful deaths. A personal injury lawyer may be able to take a look at the case and represent injured victims or the families of crash victims who are killed in car accidents.

Injured victims may be able to obtain compensation for lost wages and their medical bills. Long-term medical expenses may also be covered as part of a financial award. Families of deceased accident victims may recover money in the form of punitive damages as well as compensation for lost earnings due to wrongful death. A financial award may be won either in court or through a settlement out of court.

Source: WATE, “1 dead, 2 injured in Campbell County crash,” March 12, 2015