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St Louis, MO – Elliott Smith & Kwana McClure Injured in Auto Wreck on I-70 near I-270

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St Louis, MO (July 13, 2022) – Two people were hospitalized with injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred in the St. Louis area. At around 6:22 p.m., on July 10, emergency crews received the notification that a crash took place on Interstate 70 that required assistance.

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Reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2020 Dodge Challenger and a 2020 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck were both traveling eastbound on Interstate 70. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Dodge Challenger lost control of the vehicle just west of Interstate 270. As a result, the two vehicles collided. The dogs then traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a concrete barrier.

Two people involved in the accident were injured. EMS rendered aid to 39-year-old Elliott Smith and 48-year-old Kwana McClure at the scene. Both victims were then transported to SSM Health DePaul Hospital by Pattonville Emergency Medical Services.

At this time, investigations surrounding the accident are underway.

Our thoughts are with Elliott Smith and Kwana of McClure at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

St Louis, MO – Elliott Smith & Kwana McClure Injured in Auto Wreck on I-70 near I-270When victims are injured in accidents, they may have legal options available to help them move forward. In order to prevail, a victim must be able to clearly demonstrate that the elements of negligence existed at the time of their accidents. This involves proving that the defendant owed them a duty of care. This can be something as simple as driving in a manner that is considerate of others. Additionally, victims will have to prove that the driver breached the duty of care. This can be done by showing that the driver was distracted, under the influence of alcohol, or engaging in another reckless action while behind the wheel.

After proving that a breach occurred, a victim must then prove that the breach was the cause of the accident. Furthermore, the victim must demonstrate that the accident is the cause of the injuries and damages that they have sustained. Although this seems like a simple and straightforward process, it can be quite difficult to do. For this reason, victims can benefit greatly by reaching out to a car accident lawyer in St. Louis right away.

Our Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are fully committed to providing the most fearless and knowledgeable representation for every client we work with. Our team will fight diligently to ensure you are able to obtain the outcome you expect for your lawsuit. Our team will build the strongest case possible and work with experts who are able to further prove what took place at the time of your crash. Our team will stop at nothing to ensure you are able to obtain the outcome you expect for your lawsuit.

If you have suffered injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. It is important that you reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation. Our lawyers are available by calling 816-888-8888. We can schedule a free case evaluation with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your accident and the legal options available to help you get justice. 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.