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Church Van Involved in an Accident on Route J

Categorized as Auto Accidents

A 15-passenger church van for the Kinfolk Ridge Baptist Church was involved in a three-vehicle collision on Route J on Feb. 11, 2015.

The accident occurred in Pemiscot County and the Missouri Highway Patrol along with the Pemiscot County Sheriff’s Office are investigating reports of a multi-car crash on Wednesday night.

The church van was traveling to a banquet when it became involved in the accident. The van actually caught on fire and eight people were injured during the crash. At least one person has died.

None of the names of the drivers and passengers involved in the accident have been released. Several children who were seriously injured were airlifted from the crash to a large area hospital in Memphis.

Additionally, several others were injured in the crash were transported to area hospitals. The cause of this tragic accident has not been revealed yet.

We hope everyone involved in the accident recovers and we send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the fatally injured person.

Safety Tips to Remain Safe on the Roads

Passenger vans are especially dangerous because they are very large. Drivers who operate passenger vans should be very experienced.

Drivers should follow the following safety tips to ensure their safety:

  • Ensure that everyone uses seatbelts
  • Ensure that the van is not overloaded
  • Check the tires and oil before a long trip or do a tune-up
  • Slow down and avoid speeding
  • Turn carefully to avoid rollovers

There is no perfect way to avoid accidents, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provides useful passenger van safety tips. While passenger van accidents are not a common type of auto accident, they can be devastating when they do occur.

Auto Injury Lawyers

At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take our commitment to representing injured residents throughout Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding areas very seriously.

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident in Missouri, contact our law firm to determine whether you need to file a personal injury lawsuit.