Potosi, MO (December 16, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Washington County on Wednesday morning ended in injuries. At around 7:40 a.m., on December 15, calls for assistance came in surrounding a collision on Missouri State Route 21.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol indicate that a 2015 Dodge Journey and a 2019 Kia Soul were involved in a crash on Missouri State Route 21 in the area near Delbridge Road in Potosi.
The incident caused some delays in the area as both vehicles came to rest in the roadway.
The drivers of both vehicles were injured. EMS transported 45-year-old Melonie Caruthers to Iron County Memorial Hospital for care. A second EMS transported 18-year-old Chelbi Poucher to Washington County Memorial Hospital.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Chelbi Poucher and Melonie Caruthers at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Thousands of motorists are involved in collisions throughout the state of Missouri each year. Although not all accidents end in catastrophic injuries, a fair share of these accidents do force victims into area hospitals. In many cases, victims sustain broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and various other life-changing injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
People who are injured in accidents often deal with an array of challenges moving forward. Not only do are most victims left to deal with pain and suffering, but the financial consequences of accidents can be crippling for both victims and their families. 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 Potosi car accident attorney as soon as possible.
Personal Injury Lawyers in Potosi
Our team of Potosi personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping accident victims recover from their accidents. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. Some of the ways we help our clients include:
- Investigating their accident
- Gathering evidence for them
- Obtaining medical reports, vehicle repair statements, and police reports
- Negotiating compensation with the insurance companies of at-fault parties
- Providing responsive representation in court
If you have been injured in an accident, due to the negligence of another driver, you must seek legal guidance as soon as possible. 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. We have helped thousands of victims recover over $500 million, collectively, for their personal injury cases and we are dedicated to helping you maximize your recoveries after being harmed. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at 816-888-8888 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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