Mount Vernon, MO (April 28, 2021) – Two people sustained injuries during a two-car accident on Monday, April 26th in Lawrence County.
The crash took place at about 5:30 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 44 just outside of Mount Vernon when a pick-up truck was sideswiped by a tractor-trailer.
The driver of the pick-up truck, 60-year-old Scott A. Barnes, as well as his 14-year-old female passenger, both residents of Wonder Lake, IL., were transported via ambulance to Mercy Hospital Joplin. Paramedics classified Barnes’ injuries as moderate. The girl sustained non-critical injuries.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Mount Vernon
Vehicle collision data that is tracked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that, in 2018, almost 5,000 people died during collisions with tractor-trailers. In other words, about 5,000 families suffered the loss of somebody they loved. Out of all tractor-trailer crash fatalities in 2018, just 18% of them were tractor-trailer occupants and 82% were from the other vehicle involved in the accident.
When victims are injured in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists, it is important that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the costs of care and other expenses moving forward. A responsive and effective truck accident attorney in Missouri can help to explain your legal rights as a victim of an accident.
Our team at Peterson & Associates P.C. will help you to understand the legal options available to you in the aftermath of a car accident. Our personal injury attorneys in Kansas City strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without worry. Not only is it crucial that victims are able to get full and fair compensation after being injured by negligent drivers, but we are committed to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the challenges they face.
If you have been injured in a car accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Kansas City personal injury attorneys at 816-888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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