Boone, MO (December 9, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Boone County on Wednesday evening, December 7, that resulted in injuries. At around 5:20 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol was sent to provide assistance at the scene of a traffic accident on Route B.
According to law enforcement, a 2012 Chevrolet traverse was stopped due to congestion ahead on Route B just south of Oakland Church Road. For reasons unknown, the vehicle was struck by a 2013 Ford escape and a Jeep. The Jeep then fled the scene of the accident. The Ford and the Chevrolet were both significantly damaged and had to be towed from the site of the crash.
Three people were hurt due to this crash. The three victims, 38-year-old Kristin Zwer, 44-year-old Ryan Zwer, and 73-year-old Phyllis Caudle, were all transported to University Hospital, where they were treated for the injuries they suffered. The crash remains under investigation.
We hope Ryan Zwer, Phyllis Caudle, and Kristin Zwer all recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, crashes take place in Missouri that have devastating consequences for victims. There are many factors that contribute to accidents taking place. Unfortunately, many of these accidents take place in congested areas.
Most accidents that take place in traffic congestion are due to driver error. When drivers are stuck in traffic, they can become frustrated and make poor decisions. For example, a driver might try to change lanes without looking carefully, causing an accident. Or, a driver might tailgate another car in order to try to get ahead, leading to a rear-end collision.
In addition, when there is a lot of traffic on the road, it can be difficult for drivers to see potential hazards. For example, a pedestrian might walk out into the street without looking, and a driver might not have time to stop. Or, a car might break down in the middle of the road and cause an accident.
Finally, accidents can also occur simply because there are more cars on the road when traffic is congested. When there is more traffic, there is more opportunity for something to go wrong.
If you have been injured as a result of an auto accident caused by another driver’s negligence, a Boone car accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for your damages.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we have a proven track record of success in handling personal injury claims. We have recovered more than $500 million for our clients, and we can help you too. Schedule a free consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our lawyers are available by calling 816-888-8888 at your earliest convenience.
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