Bernie, MO (December 8, 2022) – Authorities in Stoddard County were called to the scene of a traffic accident that took place on Wednesday evening that left multiple people injured. At around 9 p.m., on December 7, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to a crash on Missouri State Route 25.
According to law enforcement, the driver of a 2002 Ford Ranger was traveling on Missouri State Route 25 when the vehicle crossed over the center line just three miles south of Bernie, Missouri. As a result, the vehicle collided with a 2017 Ford Ranger head-on. Both vehicles were total due to the crash.
Four people were harmed in this accident. Two victims, 27-year-old Samantha Miller and 74-year-old Timothy Thurston were both transported to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, for emergency medical care. The two other victims, 54-year-old Tina Riggs and 59-year-old Debbie Black, or both transported to Southeast Hospital in Dexter, Missouri.
We hope the victims injured in this accident recover quickly.
Our thoughts are with Timothy Thurston, Samantha Miller, Debbie Black, and Tina Riggs at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
A vehicle wreck can have a sudden and overwhelming impact on your life. Unfortunately, we see many people hurt as a result of automobile accidents due to negligent drivers. There are several instances where people cross over the centerline of travel and cause serious injuries to others.
This is often done when drivers are trying to pass another car, but it can also happen when a driver is simply not paying attention. Either way, it can lead to a serious accident.
When a driver crosses the center lane, they are putting themselves and other drivers at risk. This is because they are in the path of oncoming traffic. If another driver is not paying attention, they could easily collide with the car that is crossing the center lane. This could lead to serious accidents with injuries or even fatalities.
Unfortunately, we see thousands of people left with severe injuries as a result of crashes that take place in our state each year. Some of the leading injuries reported in car crashes include:
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Broken bones.
- Internal organ injuries.
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Neck injuries.
A serious injury can require tens of thousands of dollars in medical care and force you out of work for several weeks to recover. If you have been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you reach out to a Bernie car accident lawyer right away. You may be able to seek financial compensation to cover some of the costs you face as a result of your crash.
If you have been injured in an accident, it is important that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. offer free consultations so that you can learn more about your legal options and how we can help you get the outcome you deserve. Contact us today at 816-888-8888 to schedule your free consultation.
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