Preston, MO (June 14, 2022) – A crash that took place in Hickory County sent one woman to a local hospital with injuries. At around 9 p.m., on June 10, emergency crews were notified that a motor vehicle accident took place on US Highway 55.
Reports provided by Missouri State Highway Patrol indicate that a collision between a 2018 Toyota Corolla and a 2019 Dodge Grand Caravan occurred on US Highway 54, just 5 miles east of Preston. The crash caused significant delays in the area. Both vehicles suffered extensive damage and had to be towed from the scene.
The driver of the Toyota, 33-year-old Chelsea Rusan, sustained injuries in the accident. She was transported to Lake Regional Hospital in Camdenton for emergency medical treatment.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Chelsea Rusan at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents in the state of Missouri leave tens of thousands of people with injuries every year. These crashes are often preventable. However, we continue to see innocent people left with severe injuries due to the drivers sharing the road. When motorists engage in reckless and negligent actions, they are likely to cause severe accidents.
We see many people left with traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and internal organ damage as a result of their accidents when innocent people are hurt in accidents, they may have legal options available to help them recover. In order to prevail, a victim must be able to prove the elements of negligence existed at the time of their accident. This includes demonstrating:
- the defendant owed you a duty of care while sharing the road
- the defendant engaged in some act that breached the duty of care
- as a result of the breach, the accident occurred
- as a result of the occurring accident, you suffered damages and injuries
By working with a car accident lawyer in Preston, you will be in the best position possible to prove the elements of negligence existed at the time of your accident, so you are able to get justice.
Our Preston personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping victims get justice following their accidents. Our lawyers will fight to ensure you are able to secure the compensation you need for medical expenses and other damages you face as a result of your accident. Our lawyers will investigate your accident and gather adequate evidence from various sources. We will speak with witnesses and obtain a copy of your police report. We will negotiate compensation on your behalf to ensure you are able to cover all of the damages you face from your accident. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816-888-8888. Our lawyers are available to meet with you for a case evaluation at your earliest convenience.
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