Springfield, MO (August 5, 2022) – A man and woman were both transported to area hospitals following a motor vehicle accident that occurred on Wednesday morning in Greene County. At around 8:37 a.m., on August 3, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 44.
Preliminary investigations indicate that a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling on Interstate 44, when the vehicle began to slow down for a Missouri Department of transportation vehicle that was stopped on a bridge just 5 miles west of Springfield, Missouri. A 2021 Toyota tundra attempted to avoid striking the Chevrolet. As a result, the vehicle went around and struck a 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
A 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck then struck the 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck. The impact of the crash pushed the Ford into the Chevrolet.
Two people inside the Ford, 75-year-old Kathy Gotter and 77-year-old Donald Gotter, were both injured in the accident. The two victims were transported by ambulance to Cox Medical Center South for emergency treatment.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Kathy Gotter and Donald Gotter at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
The time following a motor vehicle collision can be exhausting. When victims are injured as a result of crashes, they may be able to pursue a personal injury case. In some cases, injured victims are able to take legal action against the at-fault driver. Considering all of the factors that come into play during an accident, it is imperative to make sure that your car accident is thoroughly investigated.
In many cases, there is more than one person who can be held liable for a motor vehicle accident. Some potential defendants that you can name in your crash include:
- the driver of a second vehicle
- other passengers inside a vehicle
- bus drivers or drivers for transit companies
- vehicle part manufacturers
- employers of negligent parties
- government agencies
Conducting an investigation is critical when it comes to identifying every single person who can be held liable for your resulting injuries and damages. A car accident lawyer in Springfield will be able to take this task off your hands and fight to get to justice.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have more than three decades of experience when it comes to personal injury law. Our lawyers have successively litigated thousands of claims for our clients and helped them collect more than $500 million. Our lawyers can help you by performing an in-depth investigation into your crash. We will identify every single person who is accountable for your pain and suffering, and we will take legal action against them.
Schedule a consultation with our Missouri law firm today by calling 816-888-8888. Our lawyers can get started on your case right away, so we are able to help you get justice.
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