Cape Girardeau, MO (December 26, 2021) – One man was left with moderate injuries following a motor vehicle accident in the Cape Girardeau area on Saturday afternoon, December 25. At around 2:25 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Windy Hill Lane.
Reports from authorities show that a Tiking ATV and a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado were involved in a collision on Windy Hill Lane in the area of Shady Lane during the afternoon hours. The crash left the ATV with moderate damage.
The driver of the ATV, 38-year-old Shannon Hernandez, sustained moderate injuries in the crash. He was transported to St Francis Hospital for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Shannon Hernandez at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Reports provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the state of Missouri ranks 19th out of all 50 states for the likelihood of people being involved in fatal collisions. Between 2012 and 2014, more than 2,300 people lost their lives in accidents throughout the state. More than 55,000 more are left with life-altering injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
People involved in collisions are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment and vehicle repairs while going without wages from work. Even though many injured victims have to take some time off work to recover from their injuries, numerous victims are left permanently disabled and unable to return to work after.
Many victims require hospitalization and have to spend weeks or even months off work as they go through therapy and transition back into their normal routine. Regrettably, many victims never recover from their injuries and are left permanently disabled and out of work. When victims are injured in accidents as a result of other drivers, it is important that they seek the legal guidance of a Cape Girardeau car accident attorney as soon as possible.
Cape Girardeau Personal Injury Lawyers
Our Cape Girardeau personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after their accidents. Our team is wholly committed to spending significant time and effort 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 personal injury attorneys in Missouri at 1 (816) 683-3278 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you recover from your accident and move forward.
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