Rolla, MO (August 12, 2022) – A man and woman were both left injured following a crash that occurred in Phelps County. At around 5:20 p.m., on August 10, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was requested at the scene of a collision that took place on Interstate 44.
Reports from MSHP Trooper EJ Walker show that a 2019 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2016 Freightliner collided on the westbound side of Interstate 44 during the evening hours. The impact of the crash left both vehicles with significant damage and blocked the interstate near mile marker 184.6.
Both vehicles were removed from the scene by area tow companies.
Two people in the Chevrolet were injured. EMS rendered aid to 72-year-old Deborah Malito and 74-year-old Frank Malito at the scene. Frank Malito was then transported by helicopter to Mercy Springfield for emergency medical assistance.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Deborah Malito and Frank Malito at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
We see tens of thousands of people hurt as a result of vehicle accidents in Missouri each year. These accidents are often a result of driver negligence. When innocent people share the road with other drivers who disregard traffic control devices, drive above the posted speed limits, and engage in other careless acts, they are likely to suffer injuries as a result of motor vehicle accidents.
When innocent people are harmed in auto accidents, they are able to file a personal injury case against the person at fault. In Missouri, victims have a period of up to five years to file a civil lawsuit against the responsible party. However, waiting can negatively affect your ability to give full compensation for your injuries and damages.
For this reason, you should reach out to a car accident lawyer in Rolla right away. Working with a knowledgeable legal team can help you get the money that you need to help cover many of the costs that you face as a result of your crash.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our lawyers will help you get the money necessary for medical expenses, get your vehicle back on the road, and more. Our personal injury lawyers in Missouri are committed to helping each of our clients protect their legal rights. Our lawyers will fight for you, so you are able to get justice. We will help you get the money that you need to rebuild your life, so you are able to move forward throughout the recovery process and beyond.
Schedule a free consultation today by calling 816-888-8888. We can schedule a meeting at our Missouri personal injury law firm to get started on your case as soon as possible.
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