Springfield, MO (December 7, 2022) – Two people were left injured as a result of a truck accident in the Springfield area. On December 6, emergency crews in Greene County were called to the site of a traffic accident on Interstate 44.
According to reports, at around 5:15 p.m., a rear-end collision between a 1993 International truck with a towed unit and a 2015 Freightliner with a towed unit occurred on Interstate 44 just two miles west of Springfield, Missouri. The two vehicles were damaged as a result of the accident.
Two people suffered injuries due to the wreck and had to be transported to local hospitals. A 39-year-old man involved in the crash, Elmer Castillo of Indianapolis, Indiana, was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. The second victim, 60-year-old Dennis Anderson of Neosho, Missouri, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for the treatment of injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
We hope Dennis Anderson and Elmer Castillo recover quickly following this crash.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Truck accidents often have far more severe consequences for those involved. Regrettably, we see thousands of people hospitalized every year as a result of auto crashes in our state. When trucks are involved in these accidents, victims are more likely to suffer significant and life-threatening injuries. It is all too common for victims of truck accidents to suffer from broken bones, internal organ injuries, and other severe and life-threatening injuries following crashes.
Unfortunately, rear-end truck accidents often have more significant consequences on those involved. There are many factors that can contribute to a rear-end truck accident. One of the most common causes is following too closely. When a truck is following another vehicle too closely, there is not enough time to react if the lead vehicle suddenly stops or slows down. This can easily result in a rear-end collision. Other common causes of rear-end truck accidents include distracted driving, fatigued driving, and intoxication.
No matter what act of negligence caused the accident to take place, if you have suffered injuries following the crash, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. A truck accident lawyer in Springfield will be able to assess your case and determine what options you have to get justice. After being hurt in a motor vehicle accident caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical costs, lost wages, repairs for your vehicle, and more.
If a truck crash in the state of Missouri has left you injured, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have helped clients recover more than $500 million in damages and can provide you with a free case evaluation to discuss your options. Call us today at 816-888-8888 for compassionate and knowledgeable representation.
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