St. Joseph, MO (September 12, 2021) – Authorities say that a total of three people were left injured after a serious car crash on Friday, September 10th. The vehicle involved crashed into an International House of Pancakes located on North Belt Parkway in the town of St. Joseph.
Reports show that police officers were dispatched to the scene at about 11:45 p.m. after being notified that a vehicle had been observed striking a curb and a light pole at the intersection of Cook Road and North Belt Highway. The vehicle then crashed into the occupied building.
The three victims were all people inside the IHOP at the time of the accident. Whether they were employees or customers was not made clear.
The driver of the vehicle was unharmed during the impact.
Although the cause of the collision has not been determined, police did say that alcohol was not a factor, but a citation was issued.
No further information was available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Injuries in St. Joseph
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.
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.
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.
St. Joseph Personal Injury Attorneys
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a hands-on approach to assisting their clients in their post-accident recovery. Our St. Joseph personal injury attorneys help crash victims in seeing justice and financial recovery.
Our St. Joseph 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 St. Joseph accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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