St. Charles, MO (November 15, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in St. Charles County left one woman injured. At around 7:40 p.m., on November 13, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Missouri Highway 364.
Reports from authorities show that a 2020 Honda CR-V, driven by 56-year-old Carmella Rutherford, was stopped to yield to oncoming traffic at Missouri Highway 364 near the westbound ramp to Arena Parkway. A 2018 Honda CR-V, driven by 34-year-old Jun Zhang, failed to keep a proper lookout. As a result, the vehicle crashed into the rear of Rutherford’s vehicle.
A passenger in Rutherford’s Honda, 70-year-old Lulu Mitchell, was transported to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for care. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Lulu Mitchell at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Reports provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the state of Missouri ranks 19th out of all 50 states for the likelihood of people being involved in fatal collisions. Between 2012 and 2014, more than 2,300 people lost their lives in accidents throughout the state. Thousands more are left with life-altering injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
There are many cases where victims are harmed in accidents due to the actions of others. 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 countless innocent parties with broken bones, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, and other injuries that demand both immediate and long-term medical care. 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 St. Charles can help to explain your legal rights as a victim to an accident.
St. Charles Personal Injury Lawyers
Our responsive and knowledgeable personal injury attorneys in St. Charles are dedicated to helping our clients maximize their recoveries after being hurt in car crashes caused by negligent drivers. We at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping injured victims hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions.
Our law firm is committed to putting together solid legal claims on behalf of our clients to ensure we are in the best position possible to negotiate full and fair compensation that helps them cover the financial burdens they face moving forward from their accident.
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident and would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys 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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