Springfield, MO (December 6, 2022) – Emergency crews throughout Greene County were called to provide assistance at the scene of an automobile accident that took place on Tuesday morning that left one person injured. On December 6, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Interstate 44.
According to law enforcement, at around 5:50 a.m., a 2015 Ford F150 pickup truck crashed into a 2002 Ford F150 pickup truck from behind. The 2015 Ford F150 then struck a 2003 Freightliner. The incident caused severe delays on the interstate just two miles west of Springfield, Missouri.
A 43-year-old man involved in the accident, Brian Kolhof of Springfield, Missouri, suffered injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, where he underwent emergency care for serious injuries.
The incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Brian Kolhof as we hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
A car accident can change your life in an instant. Regrettably, we see countless people in the state of Missouri left with debilitating and life-changing injuries following crashes every single day. In many cases, people are left with serious injuries as a result of driver negligence. Some common examples include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Speeding or driving too fast for road conditions
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Running a red light or stop sign
- Making an illegal turn
- Merging without checking for traffic
- Tailgating or following too closely
- Texting while driving or other forms of distracted driving.
These are just a few examples, but any time a driver fails to follow the rules of the road or drives in a way that puts others at risk, they can be held liable for any resulting accidents. If you have been injured in a car crash that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced personal injury attorney can review your case and help you pursue the full amount of damages you are owed.
If you’ve been hurt as a result of an automobile accident, legal options may be available to help you seek financial compensation to cover your medical costs and a variety of other damages that you face. It is important that you seek legal guidance right away.
Our knowledgeable Springfield car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have been fighting for victims in Missouri for over 30 years, and we are dedicated to getting them the compensation they deserve. Call us today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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