St. Francois Co, MO (September 23, 2021) – A woman was seriously injured during a two-car accident on Thursday, September 23rd in St. Francois County
Reports show that the accident took place in the northbound lanes of US-67, in the area of State Route Dd.
39-year-old Jessica Powers, a resident of Poplar Bluff, was driving northbound in her 2019 Jeep Cherokee when another vehicle blew its front right tire. This caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which then left the roadway.
Powers attempted to avoid the vehicle but ended up striking the rear.
The impact forced both vehicles off the roadway. Powers’ Jeep was launched into the cable median barrier.
She was med flighted to Mercy Hospital St. Louis by Air Evac. in critical condition.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Tire Blow-Out Accidents in St. Francois County
Our tire blowout accident attorneys know the shock that an accident caused by tire failure can inflict on everyone involved. We also understand that most tire blowout accidents are complicated, and potentially involve multiple liable parties. This is why these accidents demand an advanced understanding of Missouri’s legal system that you won’t find at just any Missouri personal injury firm.
Data published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that, in 2017, 738 people were killed in car accidents resulting from tire failures. An estimated 78,000 annual car accidents are caused by tire blowouts.
Unlike more common accidents, where it is often simple to determine which driver was liable, a tire blowout accident could have multiple defendants who all share the blame, such as the driver or owner of the vehicle, the tire manufacturer, the store where the tires were purchased, the shop where they were installed, the car’s manufacturer, or even the city or town in which the accident occurred.
St. Francois Personal Injury Lawyers
Missouri tire blowout accidents are complex cases. They require a St. Francois car accident attorney with the experience and legal acumen to appropriately handle them. Our firm has aided many clients successfully navigate the legal process after a tire blowout accident, and won them the financial compensation they deserve.
The St. Francois personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. aggressively defend your rights after you have been injured by a reckless, malicious, or negligent driver.
We are dedicated to helping you recover your financial losses. Contact one of our St. Francois car accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 and speak with someone on our team as soon as possible to see how we can help you recover from your accident.
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