St. Louis, MO (October 8, 2021) – Three people were hospitalized following a motor vehicle collision in the St. Louis area on Thursday, October 7. At around 9:15 a.m., authorities were requested on-site at a crash on Interstate 44.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2010 Chevrolet Express driven by 52-year-old Darren Clinton, was slowing down on Interstate 44 near Bowles Avenue due to congested traffic. 67-year-old Manley Miles, the driver of a 2019 Peterbilt 389, was inattentive while operating their vehicle. As a result, the Peterbilt crashed into the rear-end of the Chevrolet. The impact of the crash caused the Chevrolet to crash into a 2013 Honda Civic, driven by 34-year-old Heather Pryon-Brown.
Clinton and his passenger, 58-year-old David Morris, and Pryor-Brown were all injured in this accident. The three victims were transported to Mercy St. Louis for care.
At this time, MSHP is investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with David Morris, Darren Clinton, and Heather Pryon-Brown.
Truck Accidents in St. Louis, Missouri
Each year, truck accidents in the state of Missouri leave countless people injured. In many cases, victims are hurt in semi-truck crashes due to the negligence of others. Some of the most common factors contributing to auto accidents in our state include:
- Driving while distracted
- Drowsy driving
- Driving while impaired
- Failing to yield the right of way to others
When innocent parties are harmed in truck accidents, due to the negligence of others, they often have legal options available to help them move forward. Injured parties may be able to recover compensation to help cover some of the financial burdens they endure from their crashes. Some of the most common damages injured parties are able to recover include compensation for:
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses
- Long-term care costs
Victims who work with trusted truck accident attorneys in St. Louis are in the best position possible to get the justice they deserve.
St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers
Our St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of combined experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after their accidents. Our lawyers provide a variety of services to victims to ensure they are in the best position possible to get justice. Some of the ways we help our clients include:
- Investigating your crash
- Gathering evidence to build a strong claim
- Obtaining vehicle repair statements, medical reports, and police reports
- Negotiating timely compensation with the insurance companies
- Providing trusted and effective representation in court
If you have been hurt in a truck accident, due to the negligence of another driver, you must seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Our law firm is available to help you move forward in the best way possible. With over $500 million in recovered damages, you can rest assured knowing your best interests and legal rights are protected with us. Contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys by calling (816)298-8708 to see how we can help you.
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