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Callaway, MO – Michael Byrd & George Byrd Injured in Motorcycle Crash on I-70 near Cedar Creek Dr

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Callaway, MO (August 15, 2022) – A crash that took place in Callaway County left two people injured. Just after 9:30 p.m., on August 12, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a crash occurred on Interstate 70 that required assistance.

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Investigations show that a 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle and a second vehicle were both traveling westbound on Interstate 70 during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, the two vehicles collided in the area of Cedar Creek Drive.

The motorcycle then collided with a guardrail on the roadway. 

EMS rendered aid to 53-year-old Michelle Byrd and 55-year-old George Byrd at the scene. George Byrd was then transported to University Hospital for further treatment.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

Our thoughts are with Michelle Byrd and George Byrd at this time.

Auto Accidents in Missouri

Callaway, MO - Michael Byrd & George Byrd Injured in Motorcycle Crash on I-70 near Cedar Creek DrEvery day, innocent people in Missouri are harmed as a result of motor vehicle crashes. The vast majority of these accidents are preventable. In fact, the leading cause of crashes in our state is driver errors. When drivers choose to engage in actions that disregard the safety of others, they place the lives of innocent waters that risk.

Some leading factors we see crashes across our state include:

Failing to yield: When drivers do not yield the right-of-way to other motorists, they can cause severe injury accidents. We see many crashes take place at intersections after drivers turn without yielding to pedestrians. We also see countless people harmed when drivers switch lanes without yielding and disregarding the safety of other motorists sharing the road. 

Intoxication: Drivers who enter the roadway while drunk or high continue to be one of the most common causes of crashes in Missouri. More than 30% of crashes that result in fatal injuries involve impairment. Thousands of people end up hospitalized with injuries due to impaired drivers in our state each year.

Speeding: When drivers disregard posted speed limits across our state, they are likely to cause severe injury accidents. We see many people speeding along our state’s roadways, causing crashes that impact the lives of innocent people.

The time following a motor vehicle accident can be incredibly challenging. For this reason, injured victims are encouraged to seek guidance from a car accident lawyer in Callaway as soon as possible. A skilled and seasoned legal team will be able to help you file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver who is responsible for your crash.

At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our lawyers have over three decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims. Our team can help you pursue a personal injury case against the person who caused you harm. Call our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816888888 to get started on your case.

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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.