New London, MO (August 8, 2022) – Multiple teenagers were left with significant injuries following a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Saturday afternoon in Ralls County. At around 3:55 p.m., on August 6, officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified that a crash took place on US Highway 61.
Reports provided by MSHP Cpl. Henry show that a 1995 Ford Explorer was traveling on US Highway 61, just north of New London, Missouri. For unknown reasons, the vehicle experienced a tire failure. This resulted in the vehicle running off the right side of the roadway before striking a ditch in overturning.
A total of four people inside the SUV suffered significant injuries. Marion County ambulance transported a 15-year-old male and a 17-year-old female to Hannibal Regional Hospital for emergency medical care.
Two other victims, identified as a 15-year-old female and a 16-year-old female, were both transported by Survival Flight to St. Louis Children’s Hospital for emergency medical treatment of serious injuries.
The crash is under investigation at this time.
We hope the four victims who suffered injuries as a result of this accident recover quickly and fully.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Crashes take place in Missouri every single day that end in injuries. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why these accidents occur. In most cases, some form of negligence contributed to the accident occurring. Federal statistics indicate that mechanical failures play a role in nearly 12% of all collisions. Some common types of mechanical failures that we see contributing to crashes across Missouri include:
Brake failures: When motorists are unable to stop their vehicles, it can lead to severe and life-threatening consequences. Unfortunately, we see many brake issues, including those involving the antilock brake systems, word brake pads and discs, and even brake line problems.
Tire problems: Tire failure is easily one of the most common causes of crashes that we see related to mechanical failures. When a tire fails to perform accurately, it can easily lead to a collision that leaves the vehicle completely inoperable.
Lights: When headlights, taillights, and other lights on vehicles severely malfunction, it can lead to life-changing consequences. If drivers are unable to see the roadways at nighttime or during inclement weather, it can make it nearly impossible for them to avoid a collision.
If you suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident caused by a mechanical failure, it is important that you reach out to a skilled legal team who is well-versed in handling these complex personal injury cases. Our car accident lawyers in New London can help you seek full compensation from all of the responsible parties.
Our New London injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of injured parties who have been hurt in crashes due to negligent parties. Our team can help you secure the compensation that you need and deserve.
Schedule a free consultation at our law firm today by calling 816-888-8888. Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you get justice.
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