Henrietta, MO (June 29, 2022) – One man has lost his life after a motor vehicle accident in Ray County. At around 6:15 p.m., on June 26, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Missouri State Route 13.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 2001 Dodge Ram pickup truck in a 2003 John Deere tractor collided on the northbound side of Missouri State Route 13 in the area of Route J. Both vehicles sustained significant damage and had to be towed from the scene.
The driver of the John Deere, 62-year-old Earl Griffith, suffered severe injuries in the accident. He was transported by Ray County ambulance to Ray County Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of Earl Griffith. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents take the lives of more than 100 people every month in the state of Missouri. These accidents are often caused by drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. We see a significant number of victims lose their lives as a result of drivers who are speeding, impaired by drugs or alcohol, or distracted while behind the wheel.
When people engage in these and other acts of negligence, they place the lives of every single person sharing the road at risk. Unfortunately, we continue to see innocent people suffer the consequences of their acts. When victims lose their lives as a result of motor vehicle accidents, their families are often forced to endure towering financial consequences that just make the mental and emotional impact worse.
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. Reaching out to a wrongful death lawyer in Henrietta can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to get justice.
Our Henrietta 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. Our lawyers can help you by investigating your loved one’s accident and gathering evidence from various sources. Our team will work with experts who are able to better prove what took place at the time of the accident. Our lawyers will stop at nothing to ensure you are able to get justice and move forward in the best position possible.
If your loved one has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816-888-8888. We can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started.
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