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2 hurt in intersection collision in Pike County

Car crashes are pretty common, though many kinds could be avoided. Crashes caused by distractions, drinking and driving, drowsiness and other issues are often avoidable if drivers just take the time to pull over or rest before continuing.

Unfortunately, drivers do go out when they shouldn't. Sometimes, they make mistakes that lead to injuries, too. For example, two people ended up with injuries when their vehicles collided on 225th Street and 255th Avenue.

In this case, a 25-year-old woman was heading south and another driven by a 20-year-old male was heading east. As they entered the intersection, the 25-year-old woman failed to yield to the other driver's right of way, leading to the crash.

While that driver was not injured, both people in the other vehicle were hurt. The 59-year-old passenger and the young driver were both taken to a local hospital to have nonlife-threatening injuries treated.

Crashes like this are frustrating since simply slowing down, paying attention and stopping before entering an intersection could have prevented damage and injuries from happening. Even worse, being involved in this kind of accident can leave you facing a mountain of medical debts. You may also be unable to work for a significant period of time, which only compounds the financial woes.

The good news is that you do have the opportunity to make a claim against anyone who makes a mistake and hits your vehicle. Whether it's a young driver, older driver or a commercial vehicle's driver that strikes you, find out what it takes to pursue fair compensation for your losses. An experienced attorney can help.

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