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Ash Grove, MO – Eliza Bennett & Dennis Persson Injured in Accident on US-160

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Ash Grove, MO (January 10, 2022) – Two people were left with injuries following an auto accident in Greene County on Friday, January 7. At around 5:40 p.m., authorities were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on US Highway 160.

Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a head-on collision between a 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe and a 2007 Pontiac G5 occurred on US Highway 160 in the Ash Grove area.

The drivers of both vehicles were injured. EMS transported 40-year-old Eliza Bennett to Mercy Hospital in Springfield for the treatment of moderate injuries. Cox Air Care responded to the scene to transport 72-year-old Dennis Persson to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Dennis Persson and Eliza Bennett at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Thousands of motorists are involved in collisions throughout the state of Missouri each year. Some of the most common factors contributing to auto accidents in our state include:

  • Failing to yield the right of way to others
  • Driving while impaired
  • Driving while distracted
  • Speeding

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. The unfortunate truth is that motor vehicle accidents impact more than just the mental and physical health and wellbeing of victims. Not only are accidents overwhelmingly painful, but they can be financially draining as well.

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 an Ash Grove car accident attorney as soon as possible.

Ash Grove Personal Injury Lawyers

Our Ash Grove personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. understand the mental and emotional challenges victims face after being harmed. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. 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.

Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know and we will do our best to remove it completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.