Warsaw, MO (December 4, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Benton County that left three people injured. At around 4:30 p.m., on December 2, Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the site of a traffic incident that occurred on US Highway 65.
According to preliminary investigations, the driver of a 2000 Cadillac Catera entered the path of a 2022 Toyota Camry while traveling northbound on US Highway 65. The two vehicles collided head-on near Route BB. The impact of the crash sent the Toyota off the right side of the roadway. Both vehicles were totaled.
Three people suffered injuries due to the accident. The victims were identified as 39-year-old Amy Skinner, 61-year-old John Vogel, and Brantley Skinner. Brantley Skinner was transported by ambulance to Bothwell Hospital, where he was treated for injuries. Vogel was transported via Warsaw EMS to the same hospital. Amy Skinner was transported to Bothwell Hospital and then flown to Research Medical Center, where she was provided further treatment for more serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope John Vogel, Brantley Skinner, and Amy Skinner recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Head-on crashes are often some of the most severe types of collisions that we see take place here in the state of Missouri. These accidents often result in more significant injuries for those involved due to the point of impact. Victims who are involved in head-on collisions often suffer from traumatic brain injuries, severe neck and soft tissue injuries, and even broken bones. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why head-on collisions continue to take place day after day in our state.
One of the most common causes of head-on collisions is simply human error. Studies show that driver inattention, distraction, and fatigue are among the most common factors leading to these types of accidents. Head-on collisions can also be caused by poor road conditions, such as improperly marked lanes or unplowed roads during winter weather. Speed is another major factor in head-on accidents, as well as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Head-on collisions are often devastating due to the amount of force involved. Both drivers are typically traveling at high speeds when they collide, which can lead to serious injuries or even death. If you have been hurt as a result of a head-on collision, it is crucial that you seek guidance from a Warsaw car accident lawyer as soon as possible. You may be able to recover financial compensation for the losses and costs you face.
Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. offer free consultations so that we can discuss your case at your earliest convenience. Over the years, we have recovered more than $500 million in compensation for damages for our clients, and we are committed to helping you get the maximum amount of compensation available to cover the damages and losses you face. Call 816-888-8888 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys.
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