St Charles, MO (December 11, 2022) – A young child was hospitalized as a result of a crash that took place on Saturday evening in St. Charles. At around 5:10 p.m., December 10, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a rational Missouri state Route 79.
According to reports, a 2014 Toyota four Runner and a 2016 Jeep patriot were both traveling south on Missouri state Route 79. A vehicle that was traveling along the roadway with them changed suddenly to the lane in front of the Jeep patriot. As a result, the driver of the Jeep braked in order to avoid a collision. The Toyota began to skid and struck the rear of the Jeep near Old Route 79.
A juvenile male involved in the crash suffered injuries and had to be transported to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, for emergency care.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope the child injured in this crash recovers quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
There are a few reasons why rear-end accidents happen. One of the most common reasons is distracted driving. When drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead of them, they may not see the car in front of them stopping or slowing down. This can lead to a rear-end collision.
Another common reason for rear-end accidents is following too closely to the car in front of you. If the car in front of you suddenly stops or slows down and you are following too closely, you will not have enough time to stop or slow down and may end up hitting the car in front of you.
Finally, speeding is another leading cause of rear-end accidents. If a driver is going too fast, they may not be able to stop in time if the car in front of them unexpectedly stops or slows down.
By understanding the common causes of rear-end accidents, drivers can take steps to avoid these collisions. If everyone would pay more attention to their driving and follow the speed limit, we would see a significant decrease in rear-end accidents on our roads.
If you have been involved in a rear-end accident and you suffered injuries, a St. Charles car accident lawyer can help you see compensation for your damages.
Peterson & Associates, P.C., is a personal injury firm with decades of experience and a track record of success. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, and we’re here to help you too. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 816-888-8888, or visit our website to learn more about our firm and how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
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