Franklin, MO (June 29, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Franklin sent three people to area hospitals with injuries. At around 4:52 p.m., on June 26, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a motor vehicle accident took place on Interstate 44 that required assistance.
Reports provided by Highway Patrol indicate that a 2009 Toyota Camry was traveling westbound on Interstate 44 in the left lane. At the same time, a 2012 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck was traveling eastbound on the left lane. A third vehicle began to make a lane change into the path of the Toyota. As a result, it the Toyota driver lost control and crashed through the center median. The vehicle then overturned on the eastbound side of the roadway. The Dodge then swerved but ended up striking debris from the Toyota.
Three people involved in the crash were injured. EMS rendered aid to 30-year-old Caitlin Hughes, 29-year-old Justin Strickland, and a 6-year-old male. The three victims were then transported by Missouri Baptist ambulance to Missouri Baptist Sullivan hospital for emergency medical care. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Caitlin Hughes, Justin Strickland, and the child who was injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, auto accidents in the state of Missouri leave tens of thousands of people injured. There are a significant number of cases where people suffer injuries in accidents due to drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. Some of the leading causes of collisions in our state include:
- Drivers who are impaired
- Drivers who are distracted
- Drivers who fail to yield to others
- Drivers who switch lanes without looking
- Drivers who are speeding
When innocent people are injured as a result of motor vehicle accidents caused by negligent drivers, they often have legal options available to help them move forward. It is important that victims reach out to a car accident lawyer in Franklin as soon as possible. Having a trusted and knowledgeable legal team by your side can make a significant difference when it comes to your chances of getting justice.
For decades, our Franklin personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have fought diligently to protect the legal rights of victims who have been injured in an accident through no fault of their own. Our lawyers can help you secure the maximum amount of financial compensation available to cover the damages you face as a result of your accident. We will stop at nothing to ensure you are able to obtain the outcome you expect for your lawsuit so you are better positioned to move forward and cover your damages. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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