Portageville, MO (April 9, 2022) – An auto accident reported in the Portageville area left two people injured. At around 8:30 a.m., on April 8, emergency crews were requested on-site at a crash on Interstate 55.
Reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a collision between a 2009 GMC 2500 and a 1996 Peterbilt dump truck occurred on the northbound side of Interstate 55 near mile marker 27. The impact of the crash caused the Peterbilt to crash into a 1997 International dump truck.
Two people in the GMC were injured. EMS transported 78-year-old Shirley Runke and 80-year-old George Runke to Pemiscot Memorial for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with George Runke and Shirley Runke at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every day, motor vehicle accidents impact the lives of innocent people across our state. In countless instances, victims require emergency medical attention due to their injuries. Although most motorists are careful and considerate of other motorists sharing the road, we see many accidents occur due to driver error. We see tens of thousands of people harmed in crashes due to drivers who:
- Are drunk or impaired by drugs
- Are speeding
- Are engaging in reckless driving behaviors
- Are running red lights
- Fail to yield the right of way
As if dealing with the painful injuries was not enough, victims and their families are often forced to deal with stacking medical expenses, lost wages, and vehicle repairs.
When victims are injured in accidents, due to the negligence of others, they often have legal options available to help them recover. Seeking the guidance of a qualified car accident lawyer in Portageville can make a significant difference when it comes to your ability to get justice. A knowledgeable legal team can fight on your behalf to protect your legal rights as you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Portageville Personal Injury Lawyers
The Portageville personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help each person we work with recover in the best way imaginable from their crashes. Our legal team works to help injured parties understand their legal rights after being harmed in accidents. We strive to guide injured victims toward getting the maximum amount of compensation available for the damages they face after being hurt in a crash.
If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, caused by the negligence of another driver, it is crucial that you reach out to our team as soon as possible to explore legal options available to you.
We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being hurt. Contact our Missouri accident lawyers by calling 816-888-8888 at your earliest convenience to see how our team can help you.
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