Franklin, MO (November 6, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Franklin County on Friday morning ended in injuries, according to reports from local law enforcement.
At around 7:15 a.m., on November 5, a 2009 Ford Escape was traveling on the eastbound side of Missouri State Highway 100. As the Ford stopped their vehicle due to a trash truck ahead of them, the driver of a 2018 Kia Optima became distracted while operating their vehicle. The driver, 25-year-old Jonathan Peters, applied his brakes and started skidding. The Kia then slid across the center lines and crashed into the Ford. The impact of the crash sent the ford off the right side of the road where it rolled over.
The driver of the Ford, 60-year-old Tanya Kallmeyer-Hastings, sustained injuries in the accident. She was transported to Mercy Hospital Washington for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Tanya Kallmeyer-Hastings. We hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
According to the Missouri Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the state of Missouri ranks 19th out of all 50 states for the likelihood of people being involved in fatal collisions. Over 2,300 people lost their lives in accidents throughout the state between 2012 and 2014. Each year, over one thousand people continue to lose their lives in crashes across the state while thousands more are left with life-altering injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
People who are injured in accidents often deal with an array of challenges moving forward. Not only are most victims left to deal with pain and suffering, but the financial consequences of accidents can be crippling for both victims and their families. People involved in collisions are often forced to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment and vehicle repairs while going without wages from work.
Rather than moving forward after an accident alone, victims should consult with a responsive car accident attorney in Franklin who can help educate them with regards to legal options available and help them to exercise their rights and collect the compensation they need and deserve.
Franklin Personal Injury Lawyers
The Franklin personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help victims protect their legal rights after being harmed in collisions caused by reckless, negligent, and careless drivers. 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. 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.
If you have been injured in a car accident and would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at 816-888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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