Mountain View, MO (February 12, 2022) – An auto accident in Shannon County ended in injuries, according to local authorities. Just before 3 p.m., on February 11, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on US Highway 60.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2011 Ford Fusion was totaled after being involved in a crash with a 2002 Dodge Ram on US Highway 60 just two miles east of Mountain View.
A total of five people were hurt in this crash. EMS rendered aid to a 2-year-old female on-site. A 4-year-old female was transported to Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains for care.
Air Ambulance flew 22-year-old Caleb Green to Cox South Hospital in Springfield for the treatment of serious injuries.
A 23-year-old female, Sierra Green, was transported by ambulance to Ozarks Healthcare in West Plains. The fifth victim, 64-year-old Kimberly Smeltzer, was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Mountain View.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Kimberley Smeltzer, Sierra Green, Caleb Green, and the two children who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Reports provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the state of Missouri ranks 19th out of all 50 states for the likelihood of people being involved in fatal collisions. Between 2012 and 2014, more than 2,300 people lost their lives in accidents throughout the state. Thousands more are left with life-altering injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
Even though many injured victims have to take some time off work to recover from their injuries, numerous victims are left permanently disabled and unable to return to work after. When victims are injured in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists, it is important that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the costs of care and other expenses moving forward. A responsive and effective car accident attorney in Mountain View can help to explain your legal rights as a victim of an accident.
Mountain View Personal Injury Lawyers
Our team of Mountain View personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has decades of experience helping victims hold wrongdoers accountable for their actions and recover. Over the years, we have fought aggressively to help injured clients maximize their recoveries. We have a proven track record of success that is evident in our history of helping clients collect over $500 million, collectively, for their personal injury claims.
If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, caused by the negligence of another driver, it is crucial that you reach out to our team as soon as possible to explore legal options available to you. We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being hurt. Contact our Missouri accident lawyers by calling 816-888-8888 at your earliest convenience to see how our team can help you.
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