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Palmyra, MO – Woman Left Injured Following Auto Wreck on US-61

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Palmyra, MO (August 8, 2022) – A motor vehicle collision reported in Marion County left one woman with injuries. At 2:54 p.m., on August 6, the Missouri State Highway Patrol received a notification that a traffic incident took place on US Highway 61 that required immediate medical attention.

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Reports provided by authorities show that a 2012 Chevrolet Cruz was traveling southbound on US Highway 61 when it became involved in a collision with a 2015 Lincoln MKC just five miles north of Palmyra, Missouri.

The two involved vehicles suffered extensive damage due to the crash and had to be removed from the scene by tow companies.

One woman involved in the accident, the driver of the Lincoln, suffered injuries. The victim, 82-year-old Ona Boyd, of Smithville, Missouri, was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital, where she underwent emergency treatment.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Our thoughts are with Ona Boyd as we hope for her full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Palmyra, MO – Woman Left Injured Following Auto Wreck on US-61Vehicle collisions take place daily that change the lives of those involved. Unfortunately, a significant number of people are left with severe and traumatic injuries that require extensive treatment. The severity of the injury that victims suffer from as a result of collisions will depend on various factors. These can include:

  • Where was the point of impact?
  • Was the person who suffered injuries wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash?
  • Was the accident a low-speed collision, or did it take place at a high speed?
  • Was the injured party facing straight ahead or were they turning around in the seat?

Unfortunately, there are two categories that most injuries from motor vehicle accidents fall under. These include impact injuries and penetrating injuries.

Impact injuries are those that are typically caused by a person’s body striking an object inside of the vehicle during the crash. For example, ahead striking a steering wheel or an arm striking a window.

The second type of injury, penetrating injuries, typically involve cuts, scrapes, and other severe injuries that are caused by shattering glass or even loose objects flying around in the vehicle.

Any type of injury has the potential to cause serious and life-altering consequences for victims. If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, a car accident lawyer from Palmyra will be able to help you pursue a personal injury case against the responsible party.

For decades, our legal team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has fought to protect the legal rights of victims who have suffered injuries in accidents as a result of negligent and reckless motorists. Our lawyers can help you pursue a personal injury case against the responsible party. We will help you get the money you need and deserve after suffering severe injuries in a crash as a result of another person’s actions.

Schedule a free consultation at our Missouri law firm today by calling 816-888-8888. Our team can meet with you as soon as possible to get started.

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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.