Nevada, MO (July 8, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Vernon County claimed the life of one woman. At around 1:15 p.m., on July 5, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a motor vehicle accident occurred on Interstate 49.
Preliminary investigations surrounding the accident show that a 2017 Nissan Altima was traveling southbound on Interstate 49. For unknown reasons, the vehicle collided with a 2020 Hyundai Tucson just 3 miles north of Nevada, Missouri. A 2019 Honda pilot attempted to avoid being involved in a collision with the Nissan. As a result, the vehicle swerved and struck the driver’s side of the Nissan as it proceeded towards the median. The Nissan then came to rest in the median and caught on fire.
One person involved in the accident suffered fatal injuries. The victim, 76-year-old Naomi Bealer, was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Two other people involved in the accident suffered serious injuries. The victims, 64-year-old Brenda Schafer and 67-year-old Stephen Schafer, were both transported by air ambulance to St. Luke’s hospital in Kansas City, Missouri for emergency medical treatment.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Brenda Schafer and Stephen Schafer at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of Naomi Bealer. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents in the state of Missouri take the lives of more than 1000 people every year. Quite often, these crashes can be attributed to some form of negligence. We see many people lose their lives in accidents due to drivers who are speeding, impaired by drugs or alcohol, or engaging in other reckless and negligent actions while behind the wheel.
When drivers choose to engage in these and other reckless and negligent actions, it can have severe consequences for others sharing the road. Unfortunately, families lose loved ones every single day in our state due to these and other acts of negligence. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you must reach out to our wrongful death lawyers in Nevada as soon as possible. Our lawyers will be able to help your family get justice in hold the person responsible for your loved one’s death to account.
Our Nevada car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of drivers. Our lawyers can help you secure the financial compensation that you need and deserve. Our lawyers will help your family get the money you need for burial expenses, funeral arrangements, and various other financial burdens that you face after losing your loved one. We will stop at nothing to ensure you are able to get justice.
If your loved one has lost their life as a result of a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you secure the financial compensation that you need to cover the damages you face moving forward. You can reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm today by calling 816-888-8888. Our lawyers are available to meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your case in the legal options available to help you get justice for your loved one. Contact our law firm today to get started.
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