Cape Girardeau, MO (June 27, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Cape Girardeau sent two people to area hospitals with moderate injuries. At around 9:50 a.m., on June 26, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a crash that took place on Route W.
Reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2013 Cadillac SRX and a 2013 Toyota Highlander collided on Route W, just 2 miles north of Cape Girardeau. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage and had to be towed from the scene.
The drivers of both vehicles were injured. EMS rendered aid to 55-year-old Lesa Gilliland and a 17-year-old female at the scene. Both victims were then transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri for further care.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Lesa Gilliland and the teen who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Auto wrecks across the state of Missouri happen far too often. Unfortunately, thousands of people are hospitalized every single month in our state due to motor vehicle collisions. These crashes are often caused by drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. In fact, more than 80% of accidents that take place are a result of drivers who are speeding, impaired, distracted, or engaging in reckless actions while operating their vehicles.
When drivers engage in negligent actions while behind the wheel, they placed the lives of others sharing the road at risk. Unfortunately, we see many people left with significant injuries that demand emergency medical care. People who are involved in crashes often suffer from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and other severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
Dealing with the mental, physical, and financial impacts of crashes can be truly challenging. For this reason, it is important that injured victims reach out to our Cape Girardeau personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Those harmed may have legal options available to help them move forward.
Our Cape Girardeau car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C., have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims who have been injured in accidents. Our lawyers can help you secure the maximum amount of financial compensation available to cover medical expenses, vehicle repair costs, and a variety of other financial burdens you face as a result of your accident. Our lawyers will fearlessly fight to ensure you are able to prove your case and hold the person who caused your injuries to account. We will stop at nothing to ensure you are able to get justice.
If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you must reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm right away to schedule a free case evaluation. Our lawyers are available by calling 816-888-8888. Contact our law firm today to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your accident in the legal options available to help you move forward.
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