Barton Co, MO (November 12, 2020) – Two people sustained injuries during a two-car collision that occurred at about 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11th on Route V in Barton County.
As stated in a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a vehicle that was traveling westbound collided with a northbound semi-truck pulling a trailer when the driver of the truck, 59-year-old Michael D. Harris, a resident of Carthage, pulled out of a driveway directly into the path of the car.
The driver of the car, 70-year-old Patricia R. Baker, a resident of Stockton, along with her passenger, 56-year-old Cynthia M. Deaton, a resident of Bolivar, were both transported via ambulance to Cox Barton County Hospital in Lamar. Their injuries were classified as non-life-threatening.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Semi-Truck Accidents in Barton County
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, over the course of the past two years, the state has witnessed approximately 8,400 accidents in which semi-trucks were involved and over 300 fatalities resulting from those accidents. In accidents where the semi-truck was carrying cargo, the rate of fatal accidents rose by 2%. In other words, one out of every 50 semi-truck accidents in Missouri where the truck was loaded, caused at least one fatality.
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