Springfield, MO (November 5, 2021) – A man and a woman were both left with injuries following an accident outside of Springfield in Greene County on Friday morning, November 5.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on US Highway 160.
Reports from authorities show that 19-year-old Jaelyn Barton was driving a 2018 Chevrolet Trax on US Highway 160 when her vehicle rear-ended a 2000 Toyota Camry, driven by 20-year-old Tia Coos. The impact of the crash sent the Toyota crashing into the rear of a 2017 Toyota RAV4, driven by 67-year-old Ronald Atkins.
Atkins and his passenger, 74-year-old Glenna Atkins, were both injured in the accident. The two victims were transported to Mercy Hospital for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Glenna Atkins and Ronald Atkins at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Department of Public Safety, more than 55,000 people are injured in auto accidents throughout our state each year. Although many accidents resolve with only minor injuries, thousands of people are hospitalized with life-threatening injuries that require emergency and ongoing care.
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. Even though many injured victims have to take some time off work to recover from their injuries, numerous victims are left permanently disabled and unable to return to work after.
When victims are injured in accidents, those harmed are able to pursue legal actions to obtain compensation to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. Working with a knowledgeable and aggressive car accident attorney in the Springfield area after your accident can greatly improve your chances of recovering.
Springfield Personal Injury Lawyers
The Springfield 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. Our team works to educate victims on their legal rights and help guide them toward getting the maximum amount of compensation available for their claims. 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. If you have been injured in a car accident, and you 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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