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Joplin, MO – Larry Gehlken Injured in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Route NN

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Joplin, MO (June 26, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Newton County left one man injured. At around 11:50 a.m., on June 25, emergency crews were dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Route NN.

Reports provided by local authorities show that a 2010 Ford Flex and a 2009 Pontiac G6 collided on Route NN just two miles south of Joplin. The incident left both vehicles with significant damage. The two vehicles had to be removed from the scene. Missouri State Highway Patrol and firefighters remained on-site for an extended period as they worked to clear the roadway.

One man involved in the crash was injured. EMS rendered aid to 78-year-old Larry Gehlken at the scene. He was then transported to Mercy Hospital in Joplin for further care.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Larry Gehlken at this time. We hope for his full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Joplin, MO – Larry Gehlken Injured in Two-Vehicle Wreck on Route NNMotor vehicle accidents take place in the state of Missouri every day that leave people with injuries. Unfortunately, a significant number of people suffer injuries that require extensive medical care. We see many people suffer from broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and internal organ damage as a result of their accidents. Any type of severe or catastrophic injury can demand that you undergo extensive medical treatment.

Unfortunately, the physical consequences of crashes are not the only problem you will have to endure. Many victims are forced to deal with significant financial consequences as well. Victims often have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment. Covering these costs while being unable to work and facing thousands of dollars in vehicle repair costs can be quite challenging. For this reason, it is important that injured victims reach out to a car accident lawyer in Joplin as soon as possible. Injured parties may be entitled to compensation that they can use to cover the damages throughout the recovery.

Our Joplin personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C., have more than three decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims in Missouri who have been injured in accidents. Over the years, our lawyers have helped countless victims secure more than $500 million for their personal injury claims collectively.

Not only are we deeply committed to helping our clients protect their legal rights, but we are dedicated to helping our community as well. Our attorneys have organized the Peterson foundation, under which we have donated millions of dollars to charities across the communities. Our lawyers take great pride in our community and its people and we fight to ensure they are in the best position possible to move forward.

If you suffered injuries in a collision as a result of a negligent driver, it is important that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. You can reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience to get started on your case. Our lawyers are available by calling 816-888-8888. We can schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your accident and to help you move forward in the best way possible.

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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.