Columbia, MO - Woman Critically Injured When Vehicle Crashes into Home on Worley St
The accident took place at about 4:30 p.m. on Worley Street, in the area of Providence Road.
According to Boone County Joint Communications, there were two women in the house when the crash occurred, one of whom was trapped under the truck for several minutes. She was transported by paramedics to a local hospital in critical condition.
The other resident and the truck driver were also taken to a hospital with injuries believed to be non-critical.
The cause of the crash has not been determined.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Injuries in Columbia
Approximately 6,000 pedestrians lost their lives in car accidents across the country in 2017, and another 129,000 required hospitalization in order to receive the medical treatments required to heal their injuries.
A study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention emphasizes that pedestrians are killed or injured at the disturbing rate of once every six minutes. They are also one-and-a-half times more likely to die in a car accident than anyone inside the vehicle.
Between 2008 and 2017, the pedestrian fatality rate in Missouri grew by 35% while the combined rate of all other fatal accidents fell by 6%. The rate of pedestrian fatalities out of all vehicular deaths also rose from 12% to 16% within that same ten-year window.
Columbia Personal Injury Attorneys
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a hands-on approach to assisting their clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Columbia personal injury lawyers help crash victims in seeing justice and financial recovery.
Our Columbia personal injury attorneys understand the emotional hardships that families face after losing a loved one. The financial consequences alone can make moving on extremely difficult.
Our legal team at Peterson & Associates P.C. will ensure that you understand all of your legal options in the wake of a deadly accident.
We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Call our Columbia accident attorneys at (816) 298-8708 to see how we can help you.
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