Mountain Grove, MO (August 7, 2022) – Two young men were transported to area hospitals with injuries following a motor vehicle accident that occurred outside of Mountain Grove, Missouri. At around 11:23 a.m., on August 6, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a collision occurred on Gumbo Road.
Preliminary investigations show that a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling northbound on gumbo Road. For unknown reasons, a 1997 Chevrolet S-10 failed to stop at a stop sign. As a result, the Chevrolet S-10 crashed into the side of the Chevrolet Silverado. Both vehicles then traveled off the right side of the roadway.
A total of three people involved in the crash were injured. EMS rendered aid to 18-year-old Waylon Williams, 18-year-old Tyler Long, and a 15-year-old male. Williams and Long were then transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield by Texas County Memorial Hospital ambulance.
The crash is under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Waylon Williams, Tyler Long, and the teen injured in this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
There are many instances where innocent people are harmed in motor vehicle accidents due to the negligence of other motorists who are sharing the road. No matter how careful we are well traveling along our roadways in Missouri, there continues to be instances where innocent people are harmed as a result of negligence.
Some common causes of crashes right here in the state of Missouri include:
Failing to yield: Even though other motorists may have the right-of-way at intersections, while traveling along the roadway, and at other points, we continue to see reckless drivers failing to yield the right-of-way to them. As a result, crashes take place that have life-altering consequences.
Speeding: Every road in the state of Missouri has a posted speed limit. Even though it is important that vehicles maintain a safe speed, we continue to see people travel well above the posted limits. When drivers are traveling too fast, they are likely to lose control of their vehicles around current roadways, during inclement weather, and under various other circumstances.
Recklessness: When drivers engage in reckless actions, they place every single person sharing the road at risk. We continue to see many accidents take place due to drivers who switch lanes in a reckless manner and engage in other reckless actions while behind the wheel.
If you’ve been harmed due to a motor vehicle accident caused by another person’s negligence, a Mountain Grove car accident lawyer will be able to help you pursue a personal injury case against them.
For over 30 years, our Mountain Grove personal injury team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has fought to help accident victims get justice. Our lawyers can build the strongest personal injury case for you to ensure you are able to hold a reckless driver who caused your injuries to account.
Schedule a consultation at our Missouri law firm today by calling 816-888-8888.
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