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Springfield, MO – Car Crash with Injuries Reported on I-44

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Springfield, MO (April 6, 2022) – An auto accident reported just outside of Springfield left one man injured. At around 8:55 p.m., on April 4, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a crash on Interstate 44.

Reports provided by authorities show that a 2013 Kia Sorento and a 2017 Ford F-150 collided on Interstate 44 just three miles west of Springfield. The incident caused moderate delays in the area while leaving both vehicles with significant damage.

The driver of the Kia, 30-year-old Demetric Burros, sustained injuries in the accident. Burros was transported by EMS to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for emergency medical care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Demetric Burros at this time. We hope for his full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Springfield, MO – Car Crash with Injuries Reported on I-44Thousands of motorists are involved in collisions throughout Missouri each year. Although not all accidents end in catastrophic injuries, a fair share of these accidents force victims into area hospitals. In many cases, victims sustain broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and various other life-changing injuries that require extensive medical treatment.

Although most motorists are careful and considerate of other motorists sharing the road, we see many accidents occur due to driver error. In fact, over 80% of collisions involve some form of negligence.

In Missouri, some of the leading causes of crashes include:

  • Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Drivers who are speeding
  • Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
  • Drivers who are distracted by phones and other objects

These and other acts of negligence often lead to life-altering crashes that force victims out of work for several weeks. When victims are harmed in accidents, through no fault of their own, they may have legal options available to recover. Working with a responsive Springfield car accident attorney can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to get justice.

Springfield Personal Injury Lawyers

Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C., is committed to helping our clients recover after being hurt in motor vehicle crashes. Our Springfield personal injury attorneys strive to help injured victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being injured in crashes caused by drivers who are drunk, distracted, or engaging in reckless actions. Our lawyers understand the mental and emotional impacts that injured parties face after following their accidents.

Not only is it crucial that injured parties are able to get full and fair compensation after being injured by negligent drivers, but we are committed to helping them gain peace of mind, which is beneficial in combating the difficulties and challenges that they face. If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident and would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at 816-888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation 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.