Joplin, MO (August 19, 2021) – One man endured moderate injuries during a two-vehicle collision on Wednesday, August 18th in Newton County.
The crash took place at about 4:50 p.m. on Route P, just outside of Joplin.
58-year-old Kenvin D. Chandler, a resident of Neosho, was transported by paramedics to Mercy Hospital Joplin.
Reports show that Chandler was behind the wheel of an eastbound Chevrolet Equinox when he was broadsided by a southbound pick-up truck driven by a 17-year-old male from Joplin who failed to yield the right of way.
The teenager’s name has not been released due to his status as a juvenile.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Broadside Accidents in Joplin
Even though all kinds of accidents can happen in an intersection, by far the most extreme is a broadside collision. Often referred to as being T-boned, these dangerous accidents take place when the front end of one car crashes into the side of another. T-bone and other side-impact accidents caused the deaths of 1,770 vehicle occupants in 2017.
Our Joplin, Missouri personal injury attorneys are familiar with the mental and physical struggles victims must face after being injured. The monetary consequences alone can make their recovery very difficult. Our attorneys are wholly committed to helping victims maximize their financial recovery. We have tried thousands of successful cases and helped our clients recover $500 million in claims.
The front end of one vehicle crashing into the side of another vehicle, usually at a 90-degree angle, is referred to as a broadside, T-bone, or side-impact collision. An estimated 10,000 people lose their lives every year in the United States during side-impact crashes, accounting for about 25% of all crash fatalities in an average year. In addition to these deaths, several thousand victims sustain serious injuries during this type of car accident.
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Joplin personal injury attorneys assist crash victims in seeing justice and the financial compensation they are entitled to.
We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Call our Kansas City accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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