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Monett, MO – Teenagers Injured in Crash on US-60

Categorized as Auto Accidents

Monett, MO (July 06, 2021) – On Tuesday, July 6th, two teenagers sustained injuries in a two-car accident in Barry County.

The crash occurred at about 8:55 p.m. on U.S. Highway 60, just outside of Monett.

One of the drivers, 18-year-old Emily G. North, a resident of Crane, and a 17-year-old local passenger from the other vehicle were both taken by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in serious condition.

North was traveling westbound when she crashed into an eastbound pick-up truck driven by 42-year-old San J. Fernandez-Garcia, also local, when he attempted to make a lefthand turn in front of North.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents in Monett

Upwards of 48,000 road accident victims received some type of injury in auto accidents within the state in 2018. Auto crash data maintained by the State Highway Patrol shows that about 800 victims lost their lives in traffic accidents in that same year. This number shows that about 131 victim injuries and two deaths happened every day of the year throughout the state.

Those who are injured in car accidents are often unable to return to work for quite some time, forcing them to go without the economic support they would otherwise rely on to be able to pay their bills and care for their loved ones. To make matters worse, massive medical bills start accumulating almost right away.

The Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are here to help victims safeguard their legal rights after they are injured in accidents caused by negligent, reckless, and careless people.

When injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence, the state of Missouri entitles them to bring a claim of personal injury against the at-fault party in order to obtain financial compensation for the economic burdens they are facing. Victims should consult with a car accident attorney in Missouri who has years of experience navigating personal injury laws.

At, we are dedicated to helping our clients heal from their losses in the best way possible. Speak with our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at 816-888-8888 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys right away to see how we can help you recover from your accident.

Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know and we will do our best to remove it completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.