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Andrew Co, MO – Coroner Identifies Michael Peterson as Victim of Crash on US-169

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Andrew Co, MO (August 26, 2021) – One man was killed and two more were injured during a wreck in Andrew County on Thursday, August 26th.

According to sources, 57-year-old Michael Peterson, a resident of Shelbyville, and two passengers were driving northbound along US-169 when another vehicle exited a private driveway into the street.

Peterson tried to avoid crashing into the other vehicle but was unable to do so. The car hit the passenger side of his vehicle, forcing it across the center line where it overturned.

Peterson was thrown from his vehicle. The other car traveled off the northwest side of the road and came to a stop.

Peterson was pronounced dead on the scene by the Andrew County coroner.

The other two people in the car were transported by Emergency Medical Services with moderate to serious injuries.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Michael Peterson, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Accidents in Andrew County

Millions of car accident victims endure serious injuries every year across the country as several thousand more lose their lives. Missouri saw 143,826 vehicle collisions in 2008 alone, generating a total of 1,326 victim fatalities.

The Andrew County personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. always make sure that your rights are defended once you are injured by a negligent, malicious, or reckless driver.

In right-of-way accidents, there are normally opposing accounts of what happened because each driver thinks their decision was the right one. Luckily, Missouri observes comparative fault insurance laws. This means that a driver who is injured during a crash could still be eligible to receive financial compensation even if they share some of the fault.

Andrew County Car Accident Attorneys

When victims receive injuries in auto accidents brought on by another person’s disregard for the laws of the road, Missouri permits them to file a claim of personal injury against the liable motorist for financial reimbursement. Victims should seek the guidance of a car accident attorney in Andrew County who has decades of practice in how to handle personal injury laws.

Missouri allows liability to be assigned in a few different ways, through things such as eyewitness accounts, discovery via opposing council, and the testimony of expert witnesses. Although the state allots a very generous five-year statute of limitations in which to file your claim, it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the harder it will be to prove your version of events and obtain full and fair financial compensation.

Our staff is dedicated to helping our clients recover their damages. Contact one of our personal injury attorneys in Andrew County at 816-888-8888 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys as soon as possible to see how we can help you recover from your accident.

Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know and we will do our best to remove it completely.

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.