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Barton Co, MO – Jason Hawkins Dies, Four Injured in Accident Involving Farm Animal on US-160

Categorized as Personal Injury

Barton Co, MO (September 19, 2021) – A single-vehicle car accident that took place on Saturday, September 18th caused the death of one person and left four children with unspecified injuries.

Sources said that, at about 8:05 p.m., on US-160 near Golden City, 22-year-old Isiah Pitts was driving a vehicle carrying six passengers when he struck a bull that had roamed into the middle of the roadway. After hitting the bull, the car then left the paved portion of the highway and crashed into a tree.

44-year-old Jason Hawkins was med flighted to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. He died the following morning and was pronounced by medical professionals at 10:32 a.m.

Four adolescents that were in the car were transported to Cox Barton County Hospital in Lamar with injuries classified as non-critical.

The origin and current condition of the bull are unclear.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Jason Hawkins, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Passenger Injuries in Barton County

When a Missouri car accident results in injuries to a passenger, they often get frustrated when looking for reliable legal advice and the fastest way to secure financial compensation for their damages.

The state of Missouri follows fault-based/comparative negligence insurance statutes where car accidents are concerned. Vehicle passengers, however, have no engagement in the negligence aspect of a car accident claim. This is because they have no control over the vehicle and, therefore, can’t be held liable for any part of the crash.

Trying to establish which driver’s insurance policy should be pressed for financial compensation can be tricky due to the fact that auto insurance laws are very complex, making this a decision best left to an experienced Missouri personal injury attorney.

Barton County Wrongful Death Lawyers

Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients through the post-accident recovery process. Our Barton County personal injury attorneys assist crash victims in seeing justice and the financial compensation they are entitled to.

Our Barton County personal injury lawyers are familiar with the mental and physical struggles victims must face after being injured. The monetary consequences alone can make their recovery very difficult. Our attorneys are wholly committed to helping victims maximize their financial recovery. We have tried thousands of successful cases and helped our clients recover $500 million in claims.

We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Call our Barton County accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.

Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know, and we will do our best to remove it completely.

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.