St Francois, MO (December 1, 2022) – A 17-year-old male from Bonne Terre, Missouri, was left injured following a crash that took place on Tuesday evening. At around 8:15 p.m., on November 29, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Missouri State Route 221.
According to reports from MSHP, a 2010 GMC 1500 and a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck were both traveling east on Missouri State Route 221 when the GMC crashed into the rear of the Dodge. The two vehicles suffered some damage as a result of the accident.
A 17-year-old male who was driving the Dodge suffered injuries in the crash. The victim was transported by ambulance to Parkland Health Center in Farmington, Missouri, where he was treated for his injuries.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope the male injured as a result of this crash recovers quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
It can be incredibly difficult to overcome painful physical and emotional injuries that are a result of a motor vehicle accident. Regrettably, tens of thousands of people in our state are left to deal with significant injuries following accidents every year. There are many cases where people are harmed as a result of rear-end accidents.
There are several reasons why this type of accident takes place so often. Some of the leading factors in rear-end collisions include:
- Distracted driving: This has become one of the leading causes of car accidents in recent years with the increase in the use of cell phones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel.
- Speeding: Going too fast for conditions is a recipe for disaster and often leads to rear-end collisions.
- Following too closely: Another leading cause of rear-end accidents is following another vehicle too closely. This leaves little room for error and often results in an accident when the lead vehicle slows down or stops unexpectedly.
- Driving under the influence: Drugs and alcohol impairment continue to be a leading cause of car accidents and this includes rear-end collisions.
If you have been injured in a car accident, it is important to take quick action to protect your legal rights. One of the best things you can do is to contact a St Francois car accident lawyer as soon as possible.
A car accident lawyer will be able to advise you on what steps you need to take next and how to protect your rights. They will also be able to help you navigate the legal process and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call our Missouri personal injury lawyers at 816-888-8888 for a free consultation. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients and we may be able to help you too. Contact Peterson & Associates, P.C. today to discuss your case with one of our experienced attorneys.
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