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Jasper Co, MO – Two Seriously Injured During Felony DUI at MO-43 and Baseline Blvd

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Jasper Co, MO (April 12, 2021) – At about 11:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12th a car accident involving two vehicles took place on State Highway 43 at Baseline Boulevard just outside of Joplin.

Jasper County Sheriff’s Deputies, Tri-Cities Fires, and METS all responded to the scene.

Two of the victims were transported to Joplin hospitals via ambulance. A third person, one of the drivers, was cited for a felony DUI.

Reports show that 66-year-old John Williams was driving a 2020 Kia Soul northbound on MO-43 when he was hit by a vehicle eastbound on Baseline Blvd after it failed to stop at a stop sign.

Williams sustained critical injuries when he was ejected from his vehicle. He was transported Priority One Trauma to Freeman West Hospital.

The eastbound vehicle was a 2019 Toyota Camry driven by 57-year-old Marta J. Perez-Sian, a resident of Carthage.

Perez-Sian, who was unharmed during the incident, was arrested and charged with Felony DWI.

Her passenger, 36-year-old Jose M. Puac, sustained moderate injuries and was transported to Mercy Hospital Joplin, Priority One from the scene.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Injury Accidents in Jasper County

Nationwide laws pertaining to drunk driving make it illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol level at or above 0.08%. Those who are under 21 are held to zero-tolerance laws making it against the law to drive with any calculable amount of alcohol in their system. These laws exist in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.

In spite of these safety-minded, well-intentioned laws, approximately 34% of all car accidents in the United States involves a driver who is under the influence.

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. Contact our Kansas City accident attorneys by calling 816-888-8888 to see how our team can help you.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.