St Charles, MO (July 19, 2022) – One man was transported to a local hospital following a motor vehicle accident that occurred in St. Charles on Monday morning. At around 10:24 a.m., on July 18, the Missouri State Highway Patrol received the notification crest place on Interstate 70 that required assistance.
Upon arriving at the scene of the accident, crews located a 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and a 2023 Peterbilt 379, both suffering from damage as a result of the crash. Preliminary investigations found that the Peterbilt was stopped due to construction traffic ahead on the westbound side of Interstate 70 near the intersection of Route Z. The driver of the Hyundai failed to stop in time. As a result, the two vehicles collided. Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
One man involved in the accident was injured. The victim, 33-year-old Trevor Bunch, was transported by the St. Charles County ambulance District to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake St. Louis West for treatment.
The crash is under investigation at this time by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts are with Trevor Bunch this time as we hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
While traveling along Missouri’s roadways, we see many traffic cans caused by construction, accidents, and other purposes. Unfortunately, these congested areas are a large factor in motor vehicle accidents every year in our state.
For several decades, government agencies have studied the effects of traffic congestion on motor vehicle accidents across the country. Studies have determined that reducing 10% of traffic delays across the country would reduce the probability of motor vehicle accidents by nearly 3.4%. Although this does not seem like a lot, this equates to more than 72,000 motor vehicle accidents in the United States every year.
Unfortunately, we continue to see people harmed in congested traffic accidents right here in the state of Missouri. When people suffer injuries as a result of these motor vehicle accidents, they may be able to reach out to a car accident lawyer in St. Charles to file a personal injury claim against the person at fault.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we understand how difficult it can be for victims and their families to move forward following a crash. Our lawyers work tirelessly to deliver the results that our clients need and deserve. Our team will help you protect your legal right and get justice by pursuing a personal injury case against the person who caused you harm.
We will leverage strong evidence while fighting to help you get the money that you need for medical expenses, to replace or repair your vehicle, and more. We will remain at your side throughout the duration of your claim to ensure you get justice. You can seek assistance by calling our Missouri law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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