Washington, MO (August 16, 2022) – Authorities in Washington County responded to the scene of an auto wreck that left one woman injured. At around 8:15 p.m., on August 13, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Missouri State Route 21.
Authorities report that a 2016 Buick Encore and a 2012 Kia Sorento collided on Missouri State Route 21 in the area near Britton Road. The crash left both vehicles with significant damage.
The driver of the Buick, 41-year-old Elaine Siebert, was injured in the crash. Siebert, who is from Desoto, Missouri, was transported to Washington County Memorial Hospital for medical care.
The crash remains under investigation at this time by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
We hope Elaine Siebert recovers quickly from her injuries.
Car Accidents in Missouri
There are many reasons why we see motor vehicle accidents take place here in Missouri. The majority of these accidents are caused by negligence. Some of the most common factors in auto accidents include:
Driver Error/Driver Negligence: There are many situations where negligence can arise. When it comes to vehicle collisions, the most common is driver error. Driver errors seen in motor vehicle accident litigations include failing to yield to others, driving at a high rate of speed, operating a vehicle while impaired or under the influence, following too closely or tailgating, and disregarding stop signs and other traffic control devices.
Driver Distractions: In the modern world, we are seeing more drivers distracted while behind the wheel. We see many people using their cell phones as they attempt to read and send text messages to others. Calling other people and talking on the phone is also something that takes the attention off the roadway ahead.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of an automobile accident, a car accident lawyer in Washington will help you get justice. Your lawyer will investigate the circumstances surrounding your crash in order to identify the cause. Your lawyer will then identify who is responsible and take legal action against them.
Our Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you seek full compensation to help cover your losses and damages. Our team will fight to get you justice and advocate on your behalf to ensure your best interests are protected.
You can schedule a free consultation with our legal team in Missouri by calling 816-888-8888. Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. is available to meet with you to get started.
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