Doniphan, MO (November 20, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Ripley County left two people injured, according to local law enforcement. At around 5:50 p.m., on November 18, calls for assistance came in surrounding an auto accident on Missouri State Highway 21.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2018 GMC Sierra, driven by 50-year-old Carla Stone, was stopped partially in the roadway when it was struck by a 2000 Dodge Ram van, driven by 73-year-old Dennis Feuerstahler. The impact of the crash caused the GMC to move forward and strike a pedestrian, identified as 44-year-old Michael Haywood. The GMC continued forward and crashed into a 1993 Toyota Tacoma.
The pedestrian was seriously injured in the crash. He was transported by Air Evac to Regional One Health Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Feuerstahler was transported by Medic One Ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Michael Haywood and Dennis Feuerstahler at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Car accidents in the state of Missouri leave tens of thousands of people with injuries each year. In many cases, victims are rushed from the scene of their accidents to local hospitals for emergency medical care. After going through emergency surgery, many victims have to spend weeks off work to recover.
Dealing with painful injuries while facing towering medical expenses, vehicle repair costs, and lost wages can be incredibly challenging. Although most motorists are careful and are considerate of other motorists sharing the road, we see many accidents take place due to driver error. In fact, over 80% of collisions involve some form of negligence.
In Missouri, some of the leading causes of crashes include:
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
- Drivers who are distracted by phones and other objects
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are speeding
In some instances, victims may have legal options available to help them move forward. Following your accident, you can benefit greatly by reaching out to a Doniphan car accident lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation to help cover the financial burdens you face.
Doniphan Personal Injury Lawyers
Our team of Washington personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has decades of experience helping victims hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions and recover. Our lawyers work to educate each person we work with on their legal rights. We fight to help our clients by utilizing proven strategies to ensure they are able to collect the maximum amount of compensation available for medical costs, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more.
Over the years, we have fought aggressively to help injured clients maximize their recoveries. We have a proven track record of success that is evident in our history of helping clients collect over $500 million, collectively, for their personal injury claims.
Contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at 816-888-8888 to meet with our team of responsive attorneys at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you recover from your accident and move forward.
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