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Diggins, MO – Child Fatally Injured in Vehicle Wreck on US-60

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Diggins, MO (December 5, 2022) – An infant child has died as a result of a traffic crash that took place in Webster County on Monday morning. At around 730 a.m., on December 5, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on US Highway 60.

According to law enforcement, the driver of a 2005 Honda Civic attempted to make a left turn in front of a 2016 Toyota Tacoma while traveling on US Highway 60. As a result, the front of the Toyota crashed into the passenger side of the Honda. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.

An infant female involved in the accident, 23-year-old William Lyman, and 67-year-old Cynthia Eure were all injured. The three victims were rushed to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

Authorities confirmed that the engine passed away from her injuries after arrival.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is conducting a crash investigation.

We hope William Lyman and Cynthia Eure recover quickly following this crash.

Our condolences are with the family of the young child who died as a result of this accident.

Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri

Diggins, MO – Child Fatally Injured in Vehicle Wreck on US-60Each year, fatal car crashes take the lives of thousands of innocent people. There are many instances where negligent actors cause fatal injuries to those sharing the road. There are many reasons why these accidents take place year after year. Some of the leading factors include:

  • Driver distractions: It is important that drivers remain focused on the road ahead. Regrettably, we see many accidents occur as a result of drivers who are texting, eating, or distracted by other means while operating their vehicles.
  • Speeding: Slower speeds give you more time to react to hazards. However, we continue to see many people exceed the posted speed limits and cause severe and fatal accidents every single day in our state.
  • Impairment: Intoxicated driving is extremely illegal in the state of Missouri. Unfortunately, innocent people continue to die every day as a result of drivers who are drunk or impaired while behind the wheel. Not only is drunk driving a cause of many deaths in fatal car crashes in our state, but it is the cause of nearly one-quarter of all fatal crashes in the United States annually.
  • Poor road conditions: Hazards on roadways can cause severe and fatal accidents. We see many people lose control of their vehicles over potholes, ice, or other hazards in the road.

If your loved one has died due to a fatal car crash, there may be legal options available to help you move forward. A wrongful death lawyer in Diggins can help you seek financial compensation for funeral expenses, lost earning capacity, and more.

Our Missouri legal team at Peterson & Associates, P.C., has more than 25 years of experience helping injury victims and their families get the compensation they deserve. We offer free consultations, so there is no risk in speaking with one of our seasoned personal injury lawyers. Call us today at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.

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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.