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Tow truck hits Ford Focus, sends teen driver to the hospital

A tow truck on the Lillian Highway went out of control and apparently struck multiple vehicles. The incident ended when it plowed into a compact vehicle -- a Ford Focus -- and completely destroyed it. The driver of that vehicle was seriously injured and ended up in the hospital.

Though the investigation is ongoing, reports indicate that the tow truck crossed the center line and the tires hit a trailer. Just 15 feet later, it crossed the line for a second time, this time veering all the way through traffic and slamming into the Focus on a head-on collision. It plowed both cars off into the grass on the side of the road.

Pictures from the scene show that the gray Focus is completely destroyed, with the entire side and top of the car smashed in. The driver was trapped in the vehicle, and the emergency crews had to extract him before he was airlifted from the scene.

The tow truck did not stop for another 86 feet, when it ran into the tree line. Even in pictures of the Focus, it's apparent that at least one tree was knocked over in the violent crash.

The driver of the tow truck is 49 years old. The driver of the Focus is just 19.

Costs of an emergency response of this magnitude -- including the cost of being airlifted from the scene -- can be incredibly high. That's why those who are injured in these serious accidents must know if they have a right to compensation, both for the immediate costs and the high price of continuing medical care, rehabilitation and more.

Source: WEARTV, "Lillian Highway crash sends two to hospital," Grace Tennyson, Dec. 08, 2016

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