St Francois, MO (November 21, 2021) – Authorities were requested at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in the St Francois area that ended in injuries. At around 6:45 a.m., on November 19, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was requested on-site at a crash on US Highway 67.
Reports from authorities show that a 2008 Cadillac CTS, driven by 26-year-old Stephen Lachler, was traveling north on US Highway 67 in the left lane of the highway. At the same time, a 1999 Ford F-250, driven by 57-year-old John Kee, was traveling northbound on the same highway while occupying the right lane.
For unknown reasons, the Cadillac suffered a malfunction that caused the right front of the vehicle to strike the Ford. The impact of the crash then caused the Ford to rotate off the left side of the road and crash into a cable barrier. The vehicle then ran off the road and down an embankment.
Kee sustained moderate injuries in the accident. He was transported to Parkland Health Center in South Farmington for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with John Kee at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Car accidents in the state of Missouri leave tens of thousands of people with injuries each year. Every day, motor vehicle accidents impact the lives of innocent people across our state. In countless instances, victims require emergency medical attention due to their injuries. 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 under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are speeding
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
- Drivers who are distracted by phones and other objects
In many cases, victims are rushed from the scene of their accidents to local hospitals for emergency medical care. After going through emergency surgery, many victims have to spend weeks off work to recover.
Dealing with painful injuries while facing towering medical expenses, vehicle repair costs, and lost wages can be incredibly challenging. Not only do victims suffer, but their families are often forced to endure financial strains as well. Following your accident, you can benefit greatly by reaching out to a St Francois car accident lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation to help cover the financial burdens you face.
St Francois Personal Injury Lawyers
Our St Francois personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help injured victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being injured in crashes caused by drivers who are drunk, distracted, or engaging in reckless actions. Our team is committed to helping our clients recover after being hurt in motor vehicle crashes through no fault of their own.
We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being hurt. Contact our Missouri accident lawyers by calling 816-888-8888 at your earliest convenience to see how our team can help you.
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