Jefferson, MO (January 6, 2022) – Two pedestrians were hospitalized with moderate injuries following a motor vehicle accident in Jefferson County on Tuesday evening, January 4. Just before 8 p.m., authorities were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on US Highway 61.
Reports from Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper D. A. Norton show that a 1992 Ford F-150 made a left turn onto northbound US Highway 61 from a parking lot near East Street when it struck two pedestrians.
The pedestrians, identified as 66-year-old Debra House and 68-year-old Phillip Scott, were both injured in the crash. The two victims were transported by Rock Township Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital South for care
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Debra House and Phillip Scott at this time. We hope for their full recovery,
Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents impact the lives of tens of thousands of people across our state each year. In some cases, people are not traveling inside vehicles at the time of their accidents. Many pedestrians are harmed in crashes due to the negligence of other drivers sharing the road. In many cases, these crashes occur as a result of drivers who are impaired, distracted, or engaging in reckless activities while operating their vehicles. The unfortunate truth is that tens of thousands of victims across our state are negatively impacted by the negligent actions of others. In fact, over 80% of collisions involve some form of negligence.
In Missouri, some of the leading causes of crashes include:
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are speeding
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
- Drivers who are distracted by phones and other objects
These and other acts of negligence often lead to life-altering crashes that force victims out of work for several weeks.
Dealing with painful injuries while facing towering medical expenses, vehicle repair costs, and lost wages can be incredibly challenging. Not only do victims suffer, but their families are often forced to endure financial strains as well. When victims are harmed in accidents, due to the negligence of others, they often have legal options available to help them recover. Working with a knowledgeable and aggressive pedestrian accident attorney in the Jefferson area after your accident can greatly improve your chances of recovering.
Jefferson Personal Injury Lawyers
Our legal team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will guide you to ensure you understand the legal options available to you after being injured in a collision through no fault of your own. Our personal injury attorneys in Jefferson strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical care they need without worry.
We have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in recoveries by prevailing on thousands of claims over the years. 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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