St Louis, MO (December 2, 2021) – Two people were left with serious injuries as a result of a multi-vehicle collision in St Louis on Monday afternoon, November 29. Just after 1 p.m., authorities were requested on-site at a crash on Interstate 55.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2011 Ford F-350, a 2013 Toyota Highlander, a 2004 Honda Accord, and a 2020 Ford Escape were all traveling north on Interstate 55. As the F-350 slowed down behind a MODOT vehicle, the 2013 Highlander slowed down as well.
The Honda then slowed to avoid a collision with the Ford and the Toyota. However, it was struck from behind by the Escape. The impact of the crash caused the Honda to crash into the rear of the Toyota. The Toyota then struck the rear of the F-350.
Two people involved in the crash were injured. 33-year-old Jeremy Rusert and 77-year-old Lawrence Meyers were both transported to Mercy Hospital South for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Jeremy Rusert and Lawrence Meyers at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every day, motor vehicle accidents impact the lives of innocent people across our state. In countless instances, victims require emergency medical attention due to their injuries. Although most motorists are careful and are considerate of other motorists sharing the road, we see many accidents take place due to driver error. In fact, over 80% of collisions involve some form of negligence.
In Missouri, some of the leading causes of crashes include:
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are speeding
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
- Drivers who are distracted by phones and other objects
These and other acts of negligence often lead to life-altering crashes that force victims out of work for several weeks. Following your accident, you can benefit greatly by reaching out to a St Louis car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
St Louis Personal Injury Lawyers
Our legal team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will guide you to ensure you understand the legal options available to you after being injured in a collision through no fault of your own. Our personal injury attorneys in St Louis strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical care they need without worry.
The financial impacts only make the process of recovering from injuries more challenging. Our team does not feel it is right to force victims to spend their own money on costs they face due to the negligence of another person. For this reason, we spend a significant amount of time assisting victims to maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it.
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident and would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at 1 (816) 683-3278 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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