Springfield, MO (June 12, 2022) – An auto accident that occurred in Greene County left one man injured. At around 2 a.m., on June 9, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Business Route 65.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 2006 Saturn Vue was traveling the wrong way on Business Route 65 during the morning hours. As a result, the vehicle crashed head-on into a 2018 Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
The motorcyclist, 50-year-old Douglas Ward, sustained injuries as a result of the accident. Ward was transported to Mercy Hospital by EMS for emergency medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Douglas Ward at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri
There are more than 158,000 registered motorcyclists in the state of Missouri. Unfortunately, at least 1% of them will be involved in a motorcycle accident every year. Being involved in an accident can result in significant injuries for riders. Motorcyclists have very little to protect them during accidents. As a result, they are more likely to suffer significant injuries that require emergency medical care.
Some of the most common injuries suffered by motorcyclists include:
- traumatic brain injuries that require emergency medical care
- spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis
- broken bones that require surgery in casting
- neck and soft tissue injuries that result in range of motion limitations
If you have suffered a serious injury as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. It is important that you reach out to a motorcycle accident lawyer in Springfield right away. A knowledgeable legal team will be able to help you secure the maximum amount of compensation available for your lawsuit.
Our Springfield personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping injured parties protect their legal rights. Our lawyers can build the strongest personal injury case possible on your behalf. We will negotiate compensation with the insurance company of the at fault party to ensure you are able to secure the maximum amount of compensation available for medical expenses, lost earnings, vehicle repairs, and more.
Our lawyers will handle negotiations on your behalf or fight for you inside the courtroom. Not only are we committed to helping you protect your legal rights, but we will fight to ensure your best interests are protected as well.
If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you must reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm right away. Our lawyers are available by calling
816-888-8888 to get started on your case. We can meet with you at your earliest convenience to discuss your accident and the legal options available to help you move forward.
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