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Car accidents: Winter weather may have contributed to fatal crash

As winter approaches, drivers need to be extra cautious behind the wheel. This time of year, winter weather can quickly cause roadways across the state of Maine to become treacherous. Slick and icy roadways contribute to thousands of car accidents each year. The majority of these accidents are minor, but some can be very serious.

A tragic crash in Cornville recently claimed the life of one man and injured another. The crash happened along Shadagee Road. According to police reports, the driver of Chevrolet SUV crossed the centerline of the highway and violently collided head-on with a pickup truck.

Tragically, the driver of the pickup truck was killed in the crash, authorities said. The driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital for treatment of injuries. Police said the driver of the SUV was driving on a suspended license and may face charges. Police also said that speed and poor driving conditions from winter weather may have been factors in the accident.

Driving on icy and snow-covered roadways can be a tough challenge for even the most experienced and skilled drivers. To prevent accidents, drivers should always reduce speed, keep a safe following distance and allow themselves extra time to reach destinations. Unfortunately, car accidents are going to happen -- it's inevitable. Those in Maine who are injured or suffer loss due to negligence in an accident may want to consider discussions with a legal representative. Through a lawsuit, victims and/or families may receive much-needed compensation to offset medical expenses and other monetary losses.

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