Lawrence Co, MO (May 20, 2021) – Five people were injured during a three-car accident on Monday, May 17th in Lawrence County.
Reports show that the crash occurred at about 11:10 p.m. in the westbound lanes of State Highway 60, just outside of Verona when an eastbound pick-up truck attempted to turn around in the roadway due to flooding, causing it to be struck by another pick-up truck. The force of the impact pushed the first truck into the westbound lanes where it collided with a third pick-up truck.
The driver of the second truck, 55-year-old Susan A. Chaney, a resident of Marionville, was transported via ambulance to Cox Medical Center South in Springfield in serious condition.
The driver of the first truck, 76-year-old Jack H. Fooks, a resident of Middletown, DE, and his three passengers, 68-year-old Diana B. Fooks, also from Middletown; 27-year-old Jonathan J. Fields, and 26-year-old Catherine N. Fields, both from Marionville, were all taken by EMS to Cox Monett Hospital. Diana Fooks sustained moderate injuries while the other three victims were listed in non-critical condition.
The driver of the third truck, 21-year-old Rodrigo Salas Sanchez, a resident of Verona, was unharmed during the incident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Multi-Car Accidents in Lawrence County
Approximately 40% of all collision-related injuries and fatalities are caused by accidents involving more than one vehicle. Establishing fault in these kinds of crashes can be a very tricky process because there is typically more than one contributing factor that led to the accident.
Without the aid of the resources that a seasoned personal injury attorney has at their disposal, determining the exact cause of the collision will be a long uphill battle.
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 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 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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