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Jefferson, MO – Teen Injured in Car Crash on Old Highway 21 near Highway M

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Jefferson, MO (November 23, 2021) – One teen was left injured following a motor vehicle accident in the Jefferson area on Saturday evening. Just after 7:45 p.m., on November 20, emergency crews were called to provide assistance at the scene of a crash on Old Highway 21.

Reports from Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper C. L. Kurtzman show that a 2013 Ford Fiesta and a 2012 Ford Escape collided on the highway just south of Highway M. The crash left both vehicles with severe damage.

The driver of the Fiesta, a 15-year-old female from Barnhart, Missouri, was injured in this accident. The victim was transported to Mercy Hospital Jefferson for care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the teen who was injured in this accident. We hope for her full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Each year, more than 55,000 people are hurt in crashes throughout the state of Missouri. . In many cases, victims are harmed in crashes due to the negligence of others. Some of the most common factors contributing to auto accidents in our state include:

  • Speeding
  • Driving while impaired
  • Driving while distracted
  • Failing to yield the right of way to others

When victims are harmed in accidents, due to the negligence of others, they often have legal options available to help them move forward. Here in Jefferson, we see many victims hospitalized with injuries that impact their health and wellbeing. Broken arms, burn injuries, and evening internal organ damages are incredibly painful injuries. They are also very costly to treat.

People who are injured in accidents often deal with an array of challenges moving forward. Not only do 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. 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 Jefferson can help to explain your legal rights as a victim of an accident.

Jefferson Personal Injury Lawyers

Our team of Jefferson personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping accident victims recover from their accidents. We understand the overwhelming mental and physical consequences that people are forced to endure after being harmed in accidents. This knowledge and understanding motivate us to fight aggressively to ensure they are able to recover after being injured in an accident.

Our team is available to help you move forward in the best way possible. With over $500 million in recovered damages, you can rest assured knowing your legal rights and best interests are protected with us. Contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys by calling (816)298-8708 to see how we can help you.

Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know and we will do our best to remove it completely.

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.