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Audrain, MO – Lois Runnels Injured in Box Truck Crash on Route JJ near Audrain Rd 812

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

Audrain, MO (December 10, 2022) – Emergency crews responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that took place in Audrain that left one woman with moderate injuries. On December 9, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Route JJ.

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According to law enforcement, a 2021 Ford E350 box truck was traveling north on Route JJ when the vehicle crossed over the center lines near Audrain Road 812 in sideswiped a 2012 Toyota Highlander at around 4:40 p.m. The Toyota was left with significant damage as a result of the crash and had to be towed from the scene of the accident.

The driver of the Toyota, 78-year-old Lois Runnels of Mexico, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries in the crash. She was transported to University Hospital by Audrain EMS, where she underwent emergency care.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is currently conducting an investigation into the accident.

We hope Lois Runnels recovers quickly following this accident.

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Audrain, MO – Lois Runnels Injured in Box Truck Crash on Route JJ near Audrain Rd 812Being severely hurt as a result of a car crash is not something that you can prepare for. We see countless people left with severe injuries as a result of auto accidents caused by drivers who are negligent. Unfortunately, there are many accidents that take place as a result of drivers who cross over the center of the roadway and strike other vehicles.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, car crashes caused by trucks that cross over the centerline of the roadway and sideswipe vehicles are one of the leading causes of accidents involving large trucks.

Most of these accidents occur on two-lane highways, where trucks attempting to pass slower traffic often cross into oncoming lanes. This can be especially dangerous if the truck is carrying hazardous materials. When a truck sideswipes a smaller passenger vehicle, the results can be devastating. The much larger size and weight of the truck can cause serious damage to the other vehicle and often leads to serious injury or even death for the occupants of the smaller car.

If the driver of the truck has caused you to be injured in a motor vehicle accident, an Audrain truck accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for the damages that you face. Following your crash, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical costs, lost earning capacity, and more.

If you have been seriously injured in an accident, the personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help. Our Missouri personal injury lawyers have decades of experience and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 816-888-8888.

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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.