Joplin, MO (January 5, 2022) – At around 7 p.m., on January 3, emergency crews were called to the site of a motor vehicle accident in Newton County that left several people injured.
Reports from authorities show that a 2014 Dodge Journey and a 2011 Hyundai Sonata were involved in a rear-end collision on Gateway Drive just three miles south of Joplin. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage in the crash.
A total of five people were injured in this accident. EMS transported an infant male, a 10-year-old male, 29-year-old Benjamin Wethey, 31-year-old Marissa Foley, and 68-year-old Linda Foley to Mercy Hospital in Joplin for care.
At this time, the Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with Benjamin Wethey, Marissa Foley, Linda Foley, and the children injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Department of Public Safety, more than 55,000 people are injured in auto accidents throughout our state each year. Although many accidents resolve with only minor injuries, many people are hospitalized with life-threatening injuries that require emergency and ongoing care. There are thousands of people who sustain broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and even spinal cord injuries from their accidents.
People who are injured in accidents often deal with an array of challenges moving forward. Not only are most victims left to deal with pain and suffering, but the financial consequences of accidents can be crippling for both victims and their families. Being forced out of work to deal with these injuries can make it extremely challenging to cover the cost of care.
When victims are injured in accidents, those harmed are able to pursue legal actions to obtain compensation to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. Working with a knowledgeable and aggressive car accident attorney in the Joplin area after your accident can greatly improve your chances of recovering.
Joplin Personal Injury Lawyers
The Joplin 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.
Not only is it crucial that victims are able to get full and fair compensation after being injured by negligent drivers, but we are committed to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the challenges they face. If you have been injured in a car accident and would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at 1 (816) 683-3278 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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