Pattonsburg, MO - Seven Injured in Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-35
Pattonsburg, MO (January 05, 2021) - On Sunday, January 3rd, a collision between two vehicles sent seven people, with injuries ranging from minor to serious, to various hospitals in Daviess County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the accident took place at about 8:25 a.m., in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 when a tractor-trailer traveling southbound along Interstate 35 struck the rear driver’s side of a 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan that was pulled over in the righthand shoulder. The impact caused the Dodge to slide and then flip over, coming to a rest on its roof as the tractor-trailer skidded to a stop.
The driver of the Dodge and one of the passengers, a 31-year-old male, and a 9-year-old female, both sustained serious injuries during the accident. Both were transported to Mosaic Life Care of St. Joseph. The girl was then transferred to Children’s Mercy of Kansas City.
Three more female passengers, 27, 6, and 2-years-old, all suffered injuries classified as moderate. They were all transported via ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center of Cameron.
The two male passengers, a 4-year-old and an infant were also taken to Cameron Regional with injuries believed to be fairly minor.
The driver of the tractor-trailer was unharmed during the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Pattonsburg
Tractor-trailer accidents frequently caused by the operator and/or company negligence include overloaded or overweight trailers, defective truck parts, inadequate or no maintenance, insufficient driver training, speeding or other illegal driving habits, especially when coupled with bad weather or road conditions, and drivers who are fatigued from being overworked who are more likely to make miscalculations and other errors of judgment.
When victims are injured in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists, it is important that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the costs of care and other expenses moving forward. A responsive and effective car accident attorney in Missouri can help to explain your legal rights as a victim of an accident.
Our team at Peterson & Associates P.C. will help you to understand the legal options available to you in the aftermath of a car accident. Our personal injury attorneys in Kansas City strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without the worry. Not only is it crucial that victims are able to get full and fair compensation after being injured by negligent drivers, but we are committed to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the challenges they face.
If you have been injured in a car accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Kansas City personal injury attorneys at (816) 298-8708 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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