Jefferson, MO (December 10, 2022) – A 73-year-old woman from Arnold, Missouri, was left injured as a result of a traffic accident that took place in Jefferson County. Just after 9:45 a.m., on December 9, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that they were needed to provide assistance at the scene of a crash.
According to law enforcement, the driver of a 2006 Toyota RAV4 began slowing for a traffic signal on the northbound side of Missouri State Route 141 at the intersection of Old Missouri State Road. For unknown reasons, the driver of a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe was inattentive and crashed into the Toyota. Both vehicles were totaled in the accident.
The driver of the Toyota, 73-year-old Sharon Becker, suffered injuries in the crash. She was transported to Mercy Hospital South, where she underwent treatment for the injuries she suffered.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
We hope Sharon Becker recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, car crashes in the state of Missouri leave thousands of people with injuries. There are many instances where people suffer serious injuries as a result of rear-end collisions.
Rear-end accidents are often caused by inattention. When drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead, they may not see the car in front of them brakes, and may collide with the back of that car. This type of accident can be especially dangerous if the driver who rear-ended the other car was going fast, as this can cause significant damage to both vehicles and injuries to those inside.
There are a few things that drivers can do to avoid rear-end accidents caused by inattention. First, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings when driving. Pay attention to the cars around you, and be sure to leave enough space between your car and the one in front of you. If you see the car ahead of you start to brake, slow down as well so that you don’t rear-end them. Finally, avoid distractions while driving so that you can stay focused on the road ahead.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a rear-end collision, you may have legal options available to help me move forward. A Jefferson car accident lawyer will be able to fight for fair compensation on your behalf.
Peterson & Associates, P.C., has decades of experience and has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. We offer free consultations so that you can get all the information you need before making a decision about your case. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call at 816-888-8888.
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