It can happen in a matter of moments: a car crash. There are a number of different ways that a car accident can occur. It could be the result of a driver under the influence of alcohol or someone who is simply not paying attention. Whatever the cause, a car accident can cause serious personal injury and property damage.
Damage from a crash can be more severe if the vehicles were traveling at great speeds or if a very large vehicle was involved. Just today, local authorities were called to a multi-vehicle crash scene outside of Tampa, Florida. A semi truck crashed into two vehicles that were on the road in front of it.
It appears that two cars had come to a stop on the highway. A semi truck behind them didn't realize that traffic had come to halt and was unable to stop inside. As a result, the truck crashed into the back of a car, causing two additional collisions. The semi truck came to a rest on the side of the road, on top of the first car that was struck.
Reports are unclear on the details, but at least two people were injured in the crash. They were immediately transported to medical centers nearby. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown. It seems likely that the driver who was struck first by the semi truck suffered injuries.
Each individual involved in the collision will have a number of different things to deal with such as medical expenses, insurance claims, and bills for car repairs. These types of expenses can significantly impact a person's finances. Accident victims can seek compensation for their injuries and losses. It will not reverse the effects of the accident but it will help relieve some of the stress that can arise with growing bills.
Source: Tampa Bay Online: "String of accidents shuts down Interstate 4 for an hour near Seffner," Marissa Lang and Danny Valentine, Aug. 16, 2011.