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Bunker, MO – Two Injured in Auto Accident on Highway 72

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Bunker, MO (July 28, 2022) – A motor vehicle collision took place in Reynolds County on Wednesday afternoon that left two people injured. Just before 1:40 p.m., on July 27, officers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified that their assistance was needed at the scene of a crash on Highway 72.

Investigations surrounding the accident show that a 2005 Ford Ranger attempted to pass a 1995 Honda 400EX while traveling on Highway 72, just four miles east of Bunker, Missouri. As the driver of the Honda attempted to turn into a private drive, the two vehicles collided.

Two people involved in the crash suffered injuries. EMS rendered aid to 57-year-old Ruth Prater and a 16-year-old male at the scene.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.

Our thoughts are with Ruth Prater and the teen who suffered injuries due to this motor vehicle accident.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Bunker, MO – Two Injured in Auto Accident on Highway 72Every day, we see people injured as a result of vehicle collisions in Missouri. More than 94% of these accidents are a result of driver error. One of the leading causes of collisions that we see in our state is aggressive driving behavior. This can include the following acts:

  • Tailgating two other vehicles
  • Failing to merge
  • Failing to yield to others
  • Disregarding stop signs and other traffic control devices
  • Flashing headlights at other drivers
  • Changing lanes in an unsafe manner
  • Changing lanes frequently

These actions can cause serious injuries to other drivers sharing the road. When innocent people suffer injuries as a result of these and other negligent actions, a Bunker car accident lawyer will be able to help them get justice.

Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have over 30 years of experience fighting to protect innocent parties who have been hurt in various types of accidents. Whether you’ve been hurt in a rear-end accident, a head-on collision, a T-bone crash, or another type of vehicle collision resulting from negligence, our team will help you get justice.

Our lawyers will conduct an independent investigation into your crash. We will gather the strongest evidence on your behalf and build a solid legal case that proves that the defendant is at fault. We will demand that you are paid every dollar for your damages and your losses. Our lawyers will fight for you every step of the way to ensure you are able to move forward from your accident and rebuild your life.

Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816-888-8888. Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can schedule a free consultation with you to get started on your case.

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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.