Potosi, MO (June 2, 2022) – One man has lost his life as a result of a three-vehicle accident in Washington County. At around 3 p.m., on May 30, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Missouri State Route 21.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 2002 Yamaha YZFR7, a 2021 Yamaha FZ10, and a 2016 Yamaha FZ07 were all traveling northbound on Missouri State Route 21 when they become involved in a collision near Purcell Drive.
The driver of the 2021 Yamaha FZ10, 22-year-old Jarrett Sarver, in the driver of the 2022 Yamaha YZFR7, 20-year-old Jacob Cost, were both injured in the accident. Cost was transported to Washington County Memorial Hospital for medical care. Sarver was transported to Mercy Hospital South. Authorities confirm that Sarver passed away from his injuries after arriving.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Jacob Cost at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of Jarrett Sarver. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents in the state of Missouri take the lives of nearly 100 people every month. In many cases, people suffer fatal injuries and accidents due to drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. Some of the most common causes of crashes we see in our state include:
Distractions: When drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead, they are likely to crash into other vehicles. Unfortunately, a moment of inattention can have life-changing consequences for everyone sharing the road.
Impairment: People who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol are unable to make some decisions in time to avoid a collision. Many people who are impaired switch lanes without checking, speed, and engage in other actions that lead to serious injuries or death.
Failing to Yield: When drivers fail to yield the right-of-way to others, it can lead to serious collisions. We see many accidents take place at intersections and when drivers fail to yield when switching lanes.
If your loved one has died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Potosi can help to ensure you are able to get justice.
Our Potosi car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are deeply committed to helping our clients secure the maximum amount of compensation available for their lawsuits. Our team will help your family get the money you need for funeral arrangements, lost earning capacity, and various other damages you face moving forward.
Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today to get started on your case. Our lawyers are available by calling 816-888-8888 to schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience.
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