Dittmer, MO (October 27, 2021) – Three people were transported to area hospitals following a motor vehicle accident in Jefferson County on Tuesday morning, October 26.
Just before 3:40 a.m., authorities were notified that a crash took place on Missouri State Highway Y.
Reports from Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2004 Ford Ranger was involved in a motor vehicle collision during the early morning hours that blocked the 8700 block of the roadway.
As a result of the collision, the Ford traveled off the right side of the road and overturned before crashing into a mailbox.
18-year-old Justin Craft, who was driving the vehicle, and two male passengers, both aged 17, were injured. Craft and one teen were both transported to Mercy Hospital South for care. The third victim was transported to SSM Health St. Clare.
At this time, MSHP is investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, the state of Missouri sees more than 55,000 people left with injuries from motor vehicle accidents. Far too many innocent parties are harmed in crashes caused by drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol, speeding, and those who are distracted while operating their vehicles. In many instances, victims are left with severe injuries that drastically limit their abilities and require immediate and long-term care. Suffering spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even internal organ damage can force victims to undergo extensive medical care.
Following crashes, injured parties often face towering medical expenses, lost wages, and vehicle repair expenses. These and other financial burdens weigh down the mental and emotional health of injured parties who are simply trying to recover. Thankfully, there are instances where victims are able to recover compensation following their accidents.
When innocent parties are harmed in motor vehicle collisions, due to the negligence of other motorists, they often have legal options available to help them recover. A trusted car accident lawyer in Dittmer can help fight to ensure you are able to get justice after being harmed. A knowledgeable legal team can review your accident, identify liable parties, and help you recover.
Dittmer Personal Injury Lawyers
Our Dittmer personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after their accidents. Our team provides an array of services to victims to ensure they are in the best position possible to get justice.
Our law firm is committed to putting together solid legal claims on behalf of our clients to sure we are in the best position possible to help victims recover the compensation they need to cover various financial burdens they face moving forward from their crashes. If you have been injured in a car accident, and you 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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