Highlandville, MO (November 4, 2020)- Reports indicate that a serious multi-vehicle accident took place on Tuesday afternoon, November 3, that resulted in injuries. The accident occurred on US Highway 160, approximately a quarter of a mile north of Highlandville, and injured three people.
The injury accident occurred when a 2016 Land Rover, driven by 52-year-old Tiffany White was stopped in the roadway to make a left-hand turn. A second vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet 2500, occupied by 31-year-old Beau Pickering and his wife Stephanie, was stopped behind White’s vehicle, waiting for her to make her turn. That’s when a third vehicle, a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe driven by a 17-year-old struck the Pickering vehicle from behind, which in turn struck White’s vehicle. Local police and emergency responders reported to the scene to aid those who were involved.
Police reported that Beau Pickering was the only person who was involved in this crash that was not wearing their seatbelt at the time of the accident.
The 17-year-old suffered minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Beau and Stephanie Pickering were both transported by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield to be treated for their injuries. White, however, did not suffer any injuries and was able to drive her vehicle from the scene after investigation. It is unclear at this time the current condition of the injured victims.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full and speedy recovery.
Accidents Involving Young Drivers In Missouri
On average, younger drivers, those who are between the ages of 15 and 25, are more likely than older drivers to speed or follow too closely. Younger drivers are also more likely than their older counterparts to underestimate dangerous situations, not be able to recognize hazardous situations, and to make critical decision errors that lead to serious crashes. Young drivers also are more easily distracted when driving by their cell phones.
Parents of teenagers and other younger drivers should take the time to educate them on the risks of careless and reckless driving. Teenagers with ADHD are at a much higher risk of becoming distracted while driving, so making sure that they know and understand the risks of texting and driving and talking on the phone while driving is essential.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach at helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys strive to help accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents.
Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the mental and emotional challenges victims face after being harmed. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. Our team is wholly committed to spending significant time and efforts on helping victims maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it. With thousands of successful claims, we have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in claims.
We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Call us today at 1 (816) 683-3278 to speak with one of our Kansas City car accident attorneys to see how our team can help you.
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