Jefferson, MO (June 1, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident occurred in the Jefferson area that left one man injured on Monday evening. At around 8:45 p.m., on May 30, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on West Outer Road.
Reports provided by authorities indicate that a 2017 Chevrolet sonic was stopped behind an unknown vehicle on the northbound side of West Outer Road. As a vehicle waited for the unknown vehicle to make a left turn, a 2007 Ford Explorer and a 2014 Toyota Camry waited behind them just north of Rhodes Drive.
For unknown reasons, the Ford crashed into the Chevrolet. The Ford then collided with the Toyota. The impact of the crash pushed the Toyota into the southbound lane of travel where collided with a 2018 Buick Encore. The driver of the Toyota, 38-year-old Eric Pratt, suffered moderate injuries in the accident. He was transported to an area hospital for further care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts are with Eric Pratt at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every year, tens of thousands of people are injured in motor vehicle accidents across our state. Quite often, these crashes are caused by drivers who engage in negligent and reckless actions while operating their vehicles. Some of the most common causes of auto accidents in our state include:
- Drivers who are impaired by drugs are alcohol
- Drivers who are distracted while behind the wheel
- Drivers who are speeding or traveling too fast for road conditions
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to others
Unfortunately, these and other acts of negligence continue to negatively affect the lives of people sharing the road. We see countless people suffer from serious injuries due to auto accidents in our state. Many people suffer from traumatic brain injuries, internal organ damage, and broken bones. When people suffer injuries and accidents, they often require emergency and long-term medical care. In some cases, injured parties can seek the assistance of a car accident lawyer in Missouri who will fight to protect their legal rights.
Our Missouri personal injury lawyers at. Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of people who have been injured in auto accidents through no fault of their own. Our team fights diligently to ensure our clients are able to collect the maximum amount of compensation available to cover their vehicle repairs, medical expenses, lost wages, and more.
Our team fights aggressively to ensure our clients are able to protect their legal rights and best interests every step of the way. We stand by our clients and advocate on their behalf to ensure they are able to obtain the outcome they expect for their lawsuits. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today to get started on your case. Our team is available by calling 816-888-8888 at your earliest convenience.
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