Cinque Hommes, MO (November 12, 2021) – A crash in Cinque Hommes left two people with serious injuries on Wednesday evening, November 10. Just after 10:25 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an accident on Missouri State Route 51.
Reports provided by MSHP Trooper J. C. Jenkins show that a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix and a red pickup truck were both traveling south on Missouri State Route 51. As the Pontiac began to slow down in an attempt to turn left on Perry County Road 600, the pickup truck crashed into its rear. The impact of the crash sent the Pontiac off the left side of the roadway. The Pontiac crashed into multiple trees before coming to rest.
The driver of the Pontiac, 21-year-old Levi Fortner, and his passenger, a 16-year-old female, were both transported to Perry County Memorial Hospital for medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Levi Fortner and the teen injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Thousands of motorists are involved in collisions throughout the state of Missouri each year. Although not all accidents end in catastrophic injuries, a fair share of these accidents do force victims into area hospitals. Some of the most common factors contributing to auto accidents in our state include:
- Driving while distracted
- Failing to yield the right of way to others
- Driving while impaired
The unfortunate truth is that motor vehicle accidents impact more than just the mental and physical health and wellbeing of victims. Not only are accidents overwhelmingly painful, but they can be financially draining as well.
When victims are harmed in crashes 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. Some of the most common damages victims are able to recover include compensation for:
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Medical costs (both immediate and long-term)
A responsive and effective car accident attorney in Cinque Hommes can help to explain your legal rights as a victim of an accident.
Cinque Hommes Personal Injury Lawyers
Our Cinque Hommes personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will help you to understand the legal options available to you after you are hurt in a motor vehicle accident. We strive to help victims hold negligent parties accountable, and we fight tooth and nail to make sure our clients get justice. Our lawyers strive to help injured parties maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without worry.
With thousands of successful claims, we have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in claims. We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at 816-888-8888 to see how our team can help you.
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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.