Mt Vernon, MO (August 18, 2022) – An auto accident took place in Lawrence County on Tuesday afternoon that left two people injured. At around 3:45 p.m., on August 16, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a crash on Missouri State Route 174.
Reports from authorities show that a 2011 Honda Accord crossed over the center line of Missouri State Route 174 and struck a 2008 Ford Mustang head-on. Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the crash.
Two people suffered significant injuries. EMS transported 23-year-old Brooke Wendler to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for the treatment of serious injuries. The second victim, 52-year-old Robert Moya, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Aurora, Missouri, for further treatment.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.
We hope Robert Moya and Brooke Wendler recover quickly and fully from this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every day, numerous car crashes result in injuries across the state of Missouri. People are hospitalized and have to go through extensive treatment for the injuries they suffer from.
The honest truth is that most of the accidents we see take place in Missouri each day are preventable. Albeit, we continue to see other motorists harmed by drivers who choose to engage in negligence. Some crash causes that we see in our state include:
Fatigued Driving: Being too tired to operate a vehicle can be just as dangerous as driving drunk or high. People who lack sleep and operate their vehicles may have delayed reaction times and may find it challenging to control their vehicles.
Reckless Driving: Reckless driving actions include speeding, running stop signs and passing red lights, and failing to yield to other motorists. Although many people consider aggressive driving behavior to be reckless as well. These drivers raise the chances of causing crashes.
Driving Impaired: The state of Missouri has a legal blood alcohol level of 0.08% or below. However, there are many motorists who travel throughout the state well above the legal limit. Driving while high on drugs is also incredibly dangerous.
If you are harmed as a result of the crash caused by a person’s negligence, legal options may be available to help you move forward. A car accident lawyer in Mt Vernon will be able to guide you through the legal processing fight to get you justice.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are available to help you get justice following your current we will build a strong injury lawsuit on your behalf and fight to hold the reckless party who is responsible for your crash to account.
Schedule a consultation at our Missouri law firm today by calling 816-888-8888.
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