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Alexsandrina Hyer, 29, Allison Kooistra, 32, and four children injured after head-on crash on U.S. Highway 97 south of Goldendale, Washington
Alexsandrina Hyer was driving southbound on U.S. Highway 97 at about 3 p.m. when she attempted to pass a semi-trailer, but failed to yield, striking a northbound car head-on. Hyer was injured and taken to Klickitat Valley Hospital. The four children that were riding in Hyer's car were all injured. A 12-year-old girl was flown to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, an 8-year-old and a 10-year-old were taken to Mid Columbia Medical Center in the Dalles, Oregon, and a 6-year-old was taken to Klickitat Valley Hospital as well. The driver of the other car, Allison Kooistra, suffered minor injuries and was not hospitalized. Negligent driving charges are pending.
5 things to do immediately after a serious accident
A serious car accident can quickly take over your life. Dealing with doctor appointments, losing pay from work, and worrying about your physical and financial future all take a toll. It is important to take charge of the situation and begin the process of recovering from a car accident or personal injury.
What you need to know to protect your rights if you or someone you love is injured in a car accident:
When someone has been seriously injured in a car accident, they face the challenges of dealing with injuries, medical treatments and bills, and lost wages. After a serious or fatal car collision, it is crucial to quickly get the information necessary to make good decisions and begin moving toward physical and financial recovery. Getting experienced assistance to handle an insurance claim will begin the process of financial recovery. If the injuries are significant or if you have questions about what you should do, it is best to contact an experienced car accident attorney for a free, no obligation consultation. Serious accidents are difficult to handle without the assistance of a lawyer who understands the process and has the expertise to obtain the highest possible settlement or verdict. Learn more about car accident claims here.