The size differences between a pickup truck and an average sedan are significant. It is very common for victims to walk away with serious injuries following such crashes — or worse. This is why drivers of larger vehicles need to pay acute attention to other vehicles on the road. When drivers fail to exercise the amount of care necessary to prevent such car accidents from occurring, victims and their families may be eligible for compensation.
A two-year-old and a 14-month-old were rushed to the hospital following an accident in Wisconsin involving a pickup truck and cattle trailer. According to reports, a sedan driven by a 35-year-old woman was also occupied by the toddler and the baby. A pickup truck driven by a 46-year-old man struck the sedan in a devastating accident. Authorities said that the pickup truck driver failed to stop at an intersection while headed east. As a result, his vehicle struck the northbound sedan, propelling the sedan into a northeast ditch.
The children were then rushed to the hospital. The two-year-old was released a few days after the accident. However, the 14-month-old had yet to be released. The baby is said to have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Brain injuries are among the most severe accident injuries that a victim can suffer. They can result in a myriad of complications, including difficulties learning and cognitive impairment. These complications can leave a victim disabled, unable to perform the same functions that they were once able to carry out with ease. Young children who suffer brain injuries in car accidents may have to live their entire lives with such complications. If such a car accident results from the negligent actions of another driver involved, victims and their families may be able to pursue compensation from the at fault driver.
Source: RiverTowns.net, “Update: Car-pickup crash Friday injures 14-month-old, toddler, ” Steve Dzubay, May 29, 2014