St Louis, MO (August 4, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in St. Louis left two people with moderate injuries. At around 6:15 p.m., on August 2, emergency crews were notified that a collision occurred on Interstate 70.
Reports provided by Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper see gates show that a 2015 Dodge dart crashed into the rear of a 2013 Mazda five on the eastbound side of Interstate 70 just east of Missouri State Route 180. The Mazda then crashed into the rear of a 2021 Audi Q5. The three vehicles required to be towed from the scene due to the damage suffered.
Two people involved in the crash suffered moderate injuries. The victims, 22-year-old Grace Stevenson and 40-year-old Kevin Barnes were both transported to SSM Health Depaul Hospital by EMS for emergency medical care. The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Grace Stevenson and Kevin Barnes at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, motor vehicle crashes in the state of Missouri disrupt the lives of tens of thousands of people. Many people are left with painful injuries that require medical care. Some of the most common injuries that victims of car accidents in Missouri suffer from include:
Spinal cord injuries: Suffering from a spinal cord injury can result in some form of paralysis. Depending on the location of the injury, victims may suffer from paraplegia or quadriplegia. In some cases, this can be permanent. Victims who suffer from these injuries have to go through extensive medical care and may rely on medical equipment and other people indefinitely.
Broken bones: Suffering a broken bone as a result of a crash can mean that you will have to wear a cast for an extended period. People who suffer severe compound fractures have to go through surgery and can have metal implants put in. Recovering from a broken bone is incredibly painful and time-consuming.
Internal organ damage: These injuries require immediate medical attention in most cases. Victims who suffer from lung punctures, ruptured spleens, and other internal damage run the risk of bleeding internally. These injuries can also turn into massive infections, which can be life-threatening.
Back injuries: Suffering from a debilitating back injury can completely disrupt your life. Many people struggle to lift objects, stoop, and perform other tasks and maneuvers. Back injuries can completely disrupt your life and make it nearly impossible to enjoy activities that you once loved.
If you have suffered from any type of severe injury, there is a good chance that you will have to go through extensive medical care. Trying to overcome painful injuries can seem nearly impossible. Fortunately, there are legal options that will provide you with the compensation necessary to cover your medical expenses and other losses that you face from your crash. A car accident lawyer in St. Louis will be able to help you pursue legal action against the at-fault party.
If you are interested in speaking to a knowledgeable legal team that can fight to protect your legal rights, schedule a consultation with our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. by calling 816-888-8888. Our lawyers are available to help you get justice.
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