Callaway, MO (January 19, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Callaway County ended in injuries. At around 2 p.m., on January 17, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed at the scene of a wreck on Interstate 70.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a collision between a 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix and a 2013 Ford Expedition occurred on the eastbound side of Interstate 70 just east of mile marker 144.2. The incident left both vehicles totaled, requiring them to be towed by the I-70 Towing company.
The driver of the Pontiac, 32-year-old Gary Keeton II was seriously injured in the crash. Callaway County EMS rushed Keeton to University Hospital Columbia for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Gary Keeton II and his family at this time. We hope for his 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.
Here in Callaway, we see many victims hospitalized with injuries that impact their health and wellbeing. Broken arms, burn injuries, and evening internal organ damages are incredibly painful injuries. They are also very costly to treat.
When victims are harmed in accidents, due to the negligence of others, they often have legal options available to help them move forward. Victims harmed in crashes are able to recover compensation to help alleviate some of the financial burdens they endure from their accidents. Some of the most common damages victims are able to recover include compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical costs (both immediate and long-term)
- Vehicle repairs
- Pain and suffering
Victims who work with seasoned car accident attorneys in Callaway are in the best position possible to get the justice they deserve.
Callaway Personal Injury Lawyers
Our team of Callaway personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has decades of combined experience helping injured victims get the justice they deserve following their accidents. Our lawyers are committed to providing each client we represent the most aggressive and competent legal guidance to ensure they are able to get justice. We stop at nothing to ensure our clients are able to maximize their recovery following their accidents. Our lawyers will go to the scene of your accident, gather evidence, and fight aggressively to ensure you are able to recover.
If you have been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri as soon as possible. By calling 816-888-8888 you can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience with our team to explore legal options available to help you recover.
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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.