Californians who are following the presidential primary campaigns might be interested in learning that a crash involving four Secret Service agents happened as the men were traveling in New Hampshire on Dec. 29. It is believed they were in the state to provide protection to one of the candidates campaigning there.
According to law enforcement authorities, the four agents were traveling together in a Ford Taurus on New Hampshire Route 16. A Mercury Sable being driven by a 45-year-old man and traveling in the other direction reportedly crossed the center line, striking the agents' vehicle head-on. The Sable's driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident by emergency medical personnel.
All four agents suffered injuries that were characterized as serious but non-life threatening. They were transported via ambulance to Frisbie Memorial Hospital for treatment. Two passengers in the Mercury Sable were also injured and were transported. There was no word on what caused the accident. Hillary Clinton's campaign released a statement expressing sadness about the crash and thanked the Secret Service Agency for the protection it provides.
When a car crash results from the negligence of another motorist, people who are injured may be able to recover damages by filing personal injury lawsuits. If the negligent driver is killed in the crash, the injured plaintiffs may name the driver's estate as the defendant. Injured car accident victims may benefit by talking to a personal injury attorney who, after reviewing the relevant facts, may identify all possible defendants and insurance sources in order to help their clients maximize their recovery of damages.
Source: CNN, "4 Secret Service agents injured in fatal New Hampshire car crash," Tom LoBianco, Dec. 30, 2015.