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Benton, MO – Two Injured in Truck Crash on Highway 77

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Benton, MO (July 2, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Scott County left two people injured. At around 840 p.m., on June 29, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a motor vehicle accident on Highway 77 required assistance.

Reports provided by local authorities indicate that a 2011 Buick Lucerne and a 2000 Freightliner SLC 120 collided on Highway 77, just 2 miles south of Benton, Missouri. The Buick was totaled as a result of the accident. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

The drivers of both vehicles were injured. EMS rendered aid to 24-year-old Bailey Cochran and 47-year-old Kevin Williams at the scene. Both victims were then transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri for emergency medical treatment.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Bailey Cochran and Kevin Williams at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Benton, MO – Two Injured in Truck Crash on Highway 77Auto accidents across the state of Missouri leave tens of thousands of people injured every year. There are many cases where people suffer from injuries due to negligent drivers. Some of the most common causes of crashes in our state include drivers who are impaired, distracted, or who failed to yield the right of way to others.

Innocent people who are involved in accidents with reckless and negligent drivers often suffer from significant injuries. We see many people left with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and severely broken bones. Victims who are injured in accidents often had to go through extensive medical care. In some cases, victims had to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment to recover from their injuries.

If you have been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. It is important that you reach out to a car accident lawyer in Missouri right away. Our knowledgeable legal team will be able to help you secure the maximum amount of financial compensation available for your lawsuit.

Our Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others. Our lawyers will fight diligently to ensure you are able to get the money you need and deserve following your accident. Our team will provide the most aggressive and trusted representation to ensure you are able to obtain the outcome you expect for your lawsuit.

If you have been injured due to a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. You can reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm today by calling 816-888-8888. Our lawyers can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case and the legal options available for you. Contact our law firm today to get started.

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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.