Franklin, MO (August 5, 2022) – A vehicle collision reported in Franklin County left three people injured. At 640 a.m., on August 4, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a crash took place on Interstate 44.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 2014 Freightliner ambulance and a 2016 Ford Explorer collided on Interstate 44 on the eastbound side near mile marker 245.6. Both vehicles sustained significant damage as a result of the crash. The two vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
Three people inside the ambulance were injured. EMS transported 31-year-old Ashley Winchester, 39-year-old Kristy Rawson, and 49-year-old Brian Chitwood to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, for further medical care.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.
Our thoughts are with Ashley Winchester, Kristy Rawson, and Brian Chitwood at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Vehicle collisions continue to impact the lives of innocent people every day. Unfortunately, these incidents add up to tens of thousands of people harmed annually in our state. There are many instances where crashes are entirely preventable. We see many accidents take place due to people who engage in reckless actions.
Drivers who are speeding, intoxicated while behind the wheel, or careless continue to be the leading cause of collisions in our state. In fact, close to four out of five crashes that take place in Missouri are a result of driver error.
When innocent people are harmed as a result of crashes caused by negligence, a car accident lawyer in Franklin can help them pursue legal action. Victims can file personal injury cases against those at fault. These legal claims allow victims to collect compensation that can be used to cover their medical expenses and a variety of other costs that they face following their accidents.
If you’ve been hurt as a result of a vehicle collision, it is important that you quickly act to protect your legal rights.
Our Franklin legal team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you pursue a personal injury claim against the person who is responsible for your crash. Our lawyers will help you take legal action against negligent drivers to ensure you get the money you need to cover your damages.
Our lawyers will take the legal work off your shoulders and conduct an investigation into your accident. We will use the strongest evidence possible to prove your case. Contact our Missouri law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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