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Joplin, MO – Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on Hwy 86

Categorized as Auto Accidents

Joplin, MO (May 30, 2021) – One man sustained injuries during a collision between a car and a motorcycle on Sunday, May 30th.

The crash occurred at about 3:30 p.m. on State Highway 86, just outside of Joplin.

The motorcyclist, 53-year-old John D. Kerr, a resident of Joplin, endured serious injuries when a car heading eastbound pulled into the path of the westbound bike.

Kerr was transported via ambulance to Freeman Hospital West

The driver of the vehicle, a 17-year-old female also from Joplin, was unharmed during the incident.

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

Motorcycle Crashes in Joplin

Traffic collision data monitored by the Missouri Highway State Patrol shows that, in one recent year, 22,474 car accidents involved speeding, 5,976 involved drunk drivers, 32,763 involved more inexperienced drivers, 42,747 involved elderly drivers, 12,082 involved a commercial truck, and 2,253 involved motorcycles.

When victims are injured in accidents because of someone else’s carelessness, Missouri entitles them to file a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver for financial compensation. Victims should speak with a car accident attorney in Missouri who has years of experience dealing with personal injury laws.

The Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are here to make sure victim’s rights are safeguarded after they are injured by a negligent, reckless, or careless person.

At, we are committed to helping our clients regain their losses. 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.

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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.