Troy, MO (October 19, 2021) – A total of three people were hospitalized with moderate to serious injuries following a three-vehicle collision in Lincoln County on Monday morning, October 18.
At around 6:30 a.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a crash on US Highway 61 required assistance.
Reports from MSHP Trp. S. T. Bruenger show that a 2013 Ford Fusion, a 2004 Ford F-450 Superduty pickup truck, and a 2010 Toyota Prius were all traveling northbound on US Highway 61. For unknown reasons, the Ford Fusion driver failed to maintain their lane. As a result, the Toyota collided with the side of the Ford F-450 just north of South Lincoln Drive.
The impact of the crash caused the Ford Fusion to become Stationary in lane one. The vehicle was then struck by the Toyota Prius.
Three people involved in the accident were injured. The victims were identified as a juvenile male, 30-year-old Dectric Bolien, and 38-year-old John Long. All three victims were transported to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake St. Louis by ambulance for emergency medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Dectric Bolien, John Long, and the child injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Troy, Missouri
Accidents involving multiple vehicles are more likely to end in serious injuries for those involved. Regrettably, crashes involving two or more vehicles are often some of the most devastating we see in Missouri. Each year, multi-vehicle accidents leave thousands of people in our state with debilitating injuries that require extensive medical care. Some of the leading causes of multi-vehicle collisions include:
- Changing lanes without checking
- Running red lights or passing stop signs
- Following too closely/tailgating
These and other acts of negligence continue to cause life-changing crashes every day in our state. If you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident as a result of another driver’s actions, chances are you are going to deal with towering financial consequences that only hinder the process of recovering from painful injuries. Rather than move forward alone, it is important that they seek the legal guidance of a Troy car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Depending on how your crash took place, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover the costs you face moving forward.
Troy Personal Injury Lawyers
The Troy personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are dedicated to helping clients protect their legal rights after being injured in crashes caused by reckless, negligent, and malicious drivers. Our lawyers work to educate each client we work with on their legal rights. We help guide injured victims toward getting the maximum amount of compensation available for medical costs, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more.
We are committed to helping you maximize your recoveries after being harmed. 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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