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Kirksville, MO – One Man Injured in Trash Truck Crash on US-63 near Route T

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Kirksville, MO (October 20, 2021) – One man was left with moderate injuries following a motor vehicle accident in Adair County on Monday evening, according to reports.

At around 5:30 p.m., authorities were called to the site of a crash on US Highway 63.

Reports from Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Haley show that a 2002 Crane Trash Truck was traveling through the intersection of US Highway 63 and Route T. For unknown reasons, the truck suffered a mechanical failure that prevented the driver, 29-year-old David Hurley, from stopping the vehicle.

Hurley jumped from the vehicle as it traveled off the west side of the road, became airborne, struck a fence, and crashed into a tree.

Hurley suffered moderate injuries as a result of the incident. He was transported by Adair County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Medical Center for care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with David Hurley at this time. We hope for his full recovery.

Truck Accidents in Kirksville, Missouri

When we use our vehicles, we expect them to work as intended. Regrettably, there are thousands of instances where people become involved in accidents due to mechanical failures. When parts on work trucks fail, it raises the potential of having several parties held liable for injuries and damages resulting from any crash.

Some liable parties following a garbage truck crash due to a mechanical failure include:

  • The garage that made vehicle repairs to the truck
  • The owner of the truck
  • The trucking company
  • Parties in charge of maintaining the vehicle
  • Parties in charge of inspecting the vehicle or performing safety checks

Truck accidents resulting from defective parts can result in devastating injuries. We see far too many people suffer broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and other damages that result in lifelong disabilities. If you have been injured as a result of a mechanical failure on your vehicle, seek the assistance of our defective parts accident lawyers in Kirksville right away. Our team will investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, identify all liable parties, and hold them to account.

Kirksville Personal Injury Lawyers

The Kirksville truck accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims throughout the entire state who have been injured in accidents. We will help you hold each liable party to account following your accident. Our team will analyze the circumstances surrounding your crash to identify everything that went wrong.

If you have been hurt by a defective auto part, it is crucial that you reach out to our team as soon as possible to explore legal options available to you. Our law firm is committed to helping our clients recover in the best way possible from their accidents. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at 816-888-8888 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you recover from your accident and move forward.

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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.