Rolla, MO (July 13, 2021) – A teenager from Rolla is dead and two adults are severely injured following a car crash on Tuesday, July 13th, just outside of Rolla.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened at about 3:55 p.m. when a northbound 2013 Ford Escape driven by a 16-year-old girl veered over the centerline, sideswiping a 2011 Chevrolet Impala, and colliding head-on with a 2019 Jeep Compass.
The teenage driver died on the scene.
The driver and passenger of one of the other vehicles, presumably the Jeep, were both transported to local trauma centers in serious condition.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Rolla
Several million automobile accident victims suffer serious injuries every single year across the country as several thousand more lose their lives entirely. The state of Missouri saw 143,826 vehicle collisions in 2008 alone, generating a total of 1,326 victim fatalities.
The driving law that is most frequently broken according to Missouri crash data is cell phone use or the use of another electronic device by the driver. Slightly more than 14% of all car crashes across the state are the result of a driver’s misdirected attention.
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Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys are familiar with the emotional and physical difficulties victims must endure after being injured. The financial consequences alone can make their recovery incredibly difficult. Our attorneys are completely committed to helping accident victims maximize their financial compensation. We have tried thousands of successful cases and helped our clients recover $500 million in claims.
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