Chesapeake, MO (December 10, 2022) – A traffic accident reported in Lawrence County on Friday evening left 28-year-old Benjamin Clayton Humansville, Missouri, injured. The crash was reported at around 8:50 p.m. on December 9.
According to law enforcement, a 2009 Chevrolet HHR collided with a 2017 GMC Sierra on Missouri State Route 174 after the vehicle crossed over the centerline. The impact of the collision caused the Chevrolet to overturn.
Clayton suffered significant injuries as a result of the crash. He was airlifted from the scene of the accident and flown to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for the treatment of serious injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We hope Benjamin Clayton recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Car crashes are one of the most common causes of serious injuries every year in the state of Missouri. In fact, tens of thousands of people are hospitalized with significant injuries as a result of these accidents. There are many cases where people suffer debilitating injuries in car accidents caused by drivers who are negligent. We see many accidents take place as a result of drivers who cross over the centerline. Unfortunately, this is one of the most common causes of collisions each year. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), nearly half of all car crashes are caused by drivers who cross over the centerline.
There are a number of reasons why drivers may cross over the centerline. Some may be distracted and not paying attention to the road. Others may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Still, others may be simply trying to pass another vehicle and misjudge the distance between them and oncoming traffic.
If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident that was caused by the negligent or careless actions of another driver, a Chesapeake car accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for the costs and the losses that you face throughout the recovery process and beyond.
Our Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C., have decades of experience and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We offer free consultations so that we can evaluate your case and give you the best possible advice on how to proceed. Call us today at 816-888-8888 to schedule your free consultation.
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