Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. Even if a driver does realize what’s happening, there is typically little time to react before the collision. In the event of a motor vehicle accident, those involved including drivers and passengers can sustain serious injuries as a result.

In the early hours of the morning, a crash occurred in Mitchell County that left one woman seriously injured. According to local police officers, a semi truck ran a stop sign and caused an accident.

A car had been at the intersection as well. When it drove forward, it collided with the truck. The truck driver was not injured. However the woman who was driving the car was hurt and immediately brought to a nearby hospital for treatment.

This type of accident can be scary. The woman had the right of way; the truck should never have been in the intersection at that time. But this crash could have been much worse. Deputies who responded to the crash believe that if the woman had already been in the intersection when the truck failed to stop, she could have sustained more severe and possibly life-threatening injuries.

The truck driver has been charged with a traffic violation, but does not appear to be facing any additional charges at this time. Local law enforcement is likely piecing together the incident.

If you ever get into a crash, there are many considerations that could follow. There are the physical implications – injuries can lead to weeks, even months of rehabilitation. Financially, you may be facing growing medical bills that are going unpaid because you are unable to work with the help of a injury attorney. Emotionally you may still be recovering from the shock of being in the accident itself.