St Roberts, MO (December 4, 2022) – Emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed at the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Pulaski County. At around 9:10 p.m., on December 3, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Interstate 44.
According to the law enforcement, a 2003 Kenworth W 900 crashed into the rear of a 2013 Freightliner M2 near mile marker 160.8 along the westbound side of the roadway. The impact of the crash caused the Kenworth to travel off the roadway and strike a cable barrier. The vehicle then reentered the roadway and crashed into the Freightliner a second time before striking a 2022 Kenworth T680. The Kenworth then overturned.
A 52-year-old man involved in the accident, identified as Anthony Lee of Lacey, Washington, suffered injuries in the accident. Lee was transported by ambulance to Lebanon Hospital, where he underwent further treatment for the injuries he suffered.
The crash remains under investigation.
We hope Anthony Lee is able to recover quickly following this accident.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Being involved in a serious truck accident can impact your life forever. Unfortunately, we see countless truck crashes leave innocent people harmed every single day in our state. People who are involved in these accidents are more likely to suffer significant injuries due to the size and weight of these vehicles. Some of the most common injuries reported in truck accidents include:
- Broken Bones: Broken bones are incredibly common following truck accidents. This is especially true if there is a lot of force involved in the collision. The most commonly broken bones in these types of accidents include ribs, collarbones, and arm bones.
- Head injuries: Head injuries are some of the most common injuries sustained in truck accidents. Head injuries can range from concussions to traumatic brain injuries.
- Soft Tissue Injuries: Soft tissue injuries can include any damage to the muscles, ligaments, or tendons in the body. These types of injuries can be extremely painful and debilitating, and often require extensive rehabilitation.
- Internal Injuries: Internal injuries are some of the most serious injuries that can occur in any type of accident. These injuries often include damage to vital organs such as the heart, lungs, or liver. Internal bleeding is also a serious concern with internal injuries.
Suffering significant injuries as a result of a truck accident can require extensive medical care. Unfortunately, victims often struggle physically and emotionally moving forward.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to consult with a St. Roberts truck accident lawyer as soon as possible. At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our Missouri personal injury lawyers have helped our clients recover more than $500 million in damages, and we are here to help you too. Schedule a free consultation today by calling us at 816-888-8888 or filling out our online form.
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