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Springfield, MO – Cynthia Norton Struck by Vehicle, Injured on W Montclair St

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Springfield, MO (December 8, 2022) – A 67-year-old woman was left with moderate injuries as a result of a traffic accident that took place in Greene County. At around 10:55 a.m., on December 7, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on West Montclair Street.

According to authorities, 67-year-old Cynthia Norton was struck by a 2014 Chevrolet Malibu in the area of 3175 W. Montclair Street. The woman suffered moderate injuries as a result of the crash.

Medics responded to the scene of the accident to provide care to the victim. She was then transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for emergency care.

The incident remains under investigation.

We hope Cynthia Norton is able to recover quickly following this accident.

Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri

Springfield, MO - Cynthia Norton Struck by Vehicle, Injured on W Montclair StEach year, thousands of pedestrians lose their lives as a result of automobile accidents in the United States. Tens of thousands more are left with significant injuries as a result of these accidents. Unfortunately, there are countless instances where pedestrians are left with serious injuries that negatively affect their lives forever.

Pedestrians have no protection during accidents. This leaves them completely vulnerable to suffering severe and life-threatening injuries. Common injuries that are reported in pedestrian accidents include internal organ injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even broken bones. Pedestrians who are harmed in accidents often have to go through extensive medical treatment.

We see countless people forced out of work for several days or even weeks after being involved in these accidents. Unfortunately, there are many cases where pedestrian accidents are caused by drivers who engage in negligent actions while behind the wheel.

Drivers who are distracted continue to be the leading cause of pedestrian accidents in our state. Texting and talking on the phone are just two activities that take the attention of drivers off the road and can lead to severe accidents. In addition, drivers could be eating, talking with others in their vehicles, or even daydreaming.

Drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way are also common causes of crashes that we see here in Missouri that involve pedestrians. Pedestrians have the right-of-way in designated crossing areas and in various locations across our state. However, there are drivers who fail to yield to them and cause severe accidents.

Drivers who speed through red lights are another leading cause of pedestrian crashes in our state. Countless people are in such a hurry to get to their destinations that they fail to pay attention to others nearby.

If the negligent actions of another driver have caused you harm, you may be able to seek financial compensation from them by filing a personal injury case. A pedestrian accident lawyer in Springfield can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible.

We understand how difficult it can be to deal with the aftermath of an accident, and our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. is here to help. Our free consultation is a great opportunity to learn more about us and our services, so please don’t hesitate to call us at 816-888-8888 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to meeting with you soon.

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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.