St Roberts, MO (December 7, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Pulaski County that left two men with serious injuries. The crash was reported at around 7:30 p.m. on December 5.
According to officials, a 2006 Freightliner tractor-trailer was stopped in the right lane of Interstate 44 near mile marker 159.6 due to a crash ahead on the Westmount side of the roadway. A 2013 Cadillac CTS was disabled in the right lane of travel after a previous crash.
For unknown reasons, a 2017 Freightliner tractor-trailer skated up the roadway and struck the 2006 Freightliner. The impact of the collision caused the Freightliner to strike the Cadillac.
Two men involved in the accident were severely injured. The victims were identified as 42-year-old Ming Yu and 62-year-old Marius Hook. Hook was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for the treatment of injuries. Yu was transported to Lake Regional Medical Center in Lake Ozark, Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
We hope Marius Hook and Ming Yu recover quickly following this crash.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
A traffic crash involving a semi-truck can impact your life forever. We see countless people hospitalized with severe injuries as a result of these accidents every day. Rear-end accidents with semi-trucks, in particular, are known to have devastating consequences on victims.
There are many factors that can contribute to a rear-end truck accident. Some of the most common causes include:
- Distracted driving: One of the leading causes of all car accidents, distracted driving is especially dangerous for trucks given their size and weight. Truckers may be distracted by things like talking on the phone, texting, or even eating while driving.
- Fatigue: Another common cause of truck accidents is driver fatigue. Truckers often have to drive long hours and may not get enough rest, leading to drowsy driving and decreased reaction times.
- Poor weather conditions: Bad weather can make it more difficult to see other vehicles on the road, increasing the risk of rear-end collisions.
- Following too closely: When a truck is following another vehicle too closely, there is less time to react if that vehicle braking suddenly. This is one of the leading causes of rear-end truck accidents.
Unfortunately, being involved in a crash with a semi-truck it can have overwhelming consequences. Victims are often left with painful physical injuries and towering financial consequences. If you’ve been hurt as a result of another driver’s negligence, a St. Roberts truck accident lawyer can help you get justice.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, we encourage you to contact us for a free case evaluation. Our experienced Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have helped clients recover more than $500 million in damages, and we’re ready to fight for you. Call us today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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