Franklin, MO (February 11, 2022) – One woman was hospitalized with moderate injuries as a result of a traffic-related incident in the Franklin area on Thursday morning, February 10.
At around 10:55 a.m., emergency crews were notified that a collision between vehicles occurred on Missouri State Highway 30.
Reports from authorities show that a 2013 Chevrolet Captiva and a 2021 Chevrolet Equinox were both traveling east on Interstate 44 when they became involved in a collision near the site of a previous crash by Teabox Drive.
The driver of the Chevrolet Captiva, 71-year-old Carolyn Straatmann, was injured in the crash. Straatmann was transported by St Clair Ambulance to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Carolyn Straatmann at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Thousands of motorists are involved in collisions throughout the state of Missouri each year. Although not all accidents end in catastrophic injuries, a fair share of these accidents do force victims into area hospitals. In many cases, victims sustain broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and various other life-changing injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Some of the most common factors contributing to auto accidents in our state include:
- Driving while impaired
- Driving while distracted
- Failing to yield the right of way to others
These collisions often force innocent victims into area hospitals where they have to undergo extensive medical treatment. Many victims require hospitalization and have to spend weeks or even months off work as they go through therapy and transition back into their normal routine. Regrettably, many victims never recover from their injuries and are left permanently disabled and out of work.
When victims are injured in accidents as a result of other drivers, it is important that they seek the legal guidance of a Franklin car accident attorney as soon as possible.
Franklin Personal Injury Lawyers
The Franklin personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help victims protect their legal rights after being harmed in collisions caused by reckless, negligent, and careless drivers. Our team works to educate victims on their legal rights and help guide them toward getting the maximum amount of compensation available for medical costs, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more.
Our team is wholly committed to spending significant time and effort on helping victims maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it. With thousands of successful claims, we have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in claims. We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at 816-888-8888 to see how our team can help you.
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