Rush Township, MO (November 11, 2021) – Several people were left injured as a result of a two-vehicle accident in Buchanan County on Wednesday evening, November 9. Just after 7 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on US Highway 59.
Reports from local authorities indicate that a 1994 GMC Sierra was traveling westbound on US Highway 59 when it crashed into the rear of a 2001 Dodge Ram van. The impact of the crash forced the Dodge off the north side of the road.
A total of seven people in the van and two in the GMC were injured. The victims were identified as four juvenile females, ages 15, 13, 12, and 12, three 15-year-old juvenile males, 40-year-old Andrew Johnson, and 50-year-old Matthew Peltzer.
The victims were transported to Mosaic Life Care and Amber Will Hospital for care. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the seven children, Andrew Johnson, and Matthew Peltzer. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
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 are distracted by phones and other objects
- Drivers who are speeding
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
These and other negligent actions leave thousands of innocent parties with broken bones, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, and other injuries that demand both immediate and long-term medical care.
When victims are harmed in accidents, through no fault of their own, they may have legal options available to recover. Working with a responsive Rush Township car accident attorney can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to get justice.
Rush Township Personal Injury Lawyers
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will guide you to ensure you understand the legal options available to you after being injured in a collision through no fault of your own. Our personal injury attorneys in Rush Township strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical care they need without worry.
Our team does not feel it is right to force victims to spend their own money on costs they face due to the negligence of another person. For this reason, we spend a significant amount of time assisting victims to maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it.
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri as soon as possible. By calling 816-888-8888 you can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience with our team to explore the legal options available to help you recover.
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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.