Butterfield, MO (December 7, 2022) – Emergency crews in Barry County were called to the site of a traffic accident that sent one woman to a local hospital with injuries. At around 9:10 a.m., on December 7, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a crash occurred on Missouri State Route 37.
According to reports, the driver of a 2019 Peterbilt truck tractor-trailer failed to yield the right-of-way to a 2013 Kia Sorrento while traveling on Missouri State Route 37. As a result, the front of the truck crashed into the side of the Kia just one mile south of Butterfield, Missouri.
The Kia was totaled in the crash, and that truck was left with significant damage. Both of the vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
The driver of the Kia, 29-year-old Jessica lawyer of Seligman, Missouri, suffered injuries in the accident. She was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, where she underwent treatment for her injuries.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope Jessica Lawyer recovers quickly following this accident.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Being involved in a vehicle accident of any type can result in severe injuries. Regrettably, accidents involving semi-trucks and large commercial vehicles are more likely to result in significant injuries. Every day, we see innocent people hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries, compound fractures, and even internal injuries due to truck accidents that take place here in the state of Missouri. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are preventable. When drivers fail to yield the right-of-way to motorists, they place the lives of innocent people at risk.
Truck drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to other vehicles when turning, and many accidents occur when they do not do so.
One of the most common scenarios is a truck driver making a left turn at an intersection. If there is oncoming traffic, the truck driver must yield to that traffic before making the turn. However, many truck drivers either fail to see oncoming traffic or misjudge its speed, and as a result, collisions often occur.
Another common scenario is a truck driver changing lanes. When changing lanes, truck drivers must first check their mirrors and blind spots to make sure there are no other vehicles in their way. If there is another vehicle in the way, the truck driver must then signal and wait for that vehicle to clear before proceeding. However, many truck drivers fail to do this properly and end up causing accidents.
If you have been harmed as a result of a truck crash that involved a truck driver who failed to yield, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. A Butterfield truck accident lawyer can help you investigate your case and fight for the compensation you need to cover your damages.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our team of Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has helped clients recover more than $500 million in damages, and we’re ready to help you too. Contact us today for a free case evaluation, and let us fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.
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