St Charles, MO (June 17, 2022) – Two people were transported to area hospitals with injuries as a result of a motor vehicle collision that took place in St. Charles. At around 9:20 p.m., on June 13, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the site of a crash that occurred on Interstate 70.
Reports from local authorities indicate that a 2020 Ford Explorer patrol car was parked with emergency equipment activated in lane one on the eastbound side of Interstate 70. The Ford was positioned behind a 2019 Ford F350 pickup truck near mile marker 213.
For unknown reasons, a 2019 Ford edge crashed into the rear of the 2020 Ford Explorer.
Two people involved in the accident were injured. EMS transported 29-year-old Joshua Parrott to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis for emergency medical care. The second victim, 30-year-old Lacey McCarthy, was transported to Mercy Hospital St. Louis for the treatment of injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Joshua Parrott and Lacey McCarthy at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents across the state of Missouri sent thousands of people to area hospitals with injuries every single month. These accidents are often preventable. However, we continue to see innocent people forced to deal with the overwhelming consequences of crashes caused by negligent drivers. Some of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions in our state include:
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs while operating their vehicles
- Drivers who are impaired by alcohol while behind the wheel
- Drivers who are using their cell phones to talk or text while operating their vehicles
- Drivers who are speeding or traveling too fast for whether or road conditions
These and other acts of negligence are the leading causes of crashes that take place in our state every day. Unfortunately, there are countless cases where people suffer significant injuries that require hospitalization. We see many people left with traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other severe injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
Unfortunately, the mental and physical impacts of crashes are only made worse by the financial burdens that victims are forced to endure. Injured parties often have to spend tens of thousands of dollars on medical treatment and undergo extensive therapy and rehabilitation to recover. If you have suffered an injury as a result of another driver’s negligence, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. It is important that you reach out to a car accident lawyer in St Charles as soon as possible. Our knowledgeable legal team will be able to fight to ensure you are able to secure the maximum amount of compensation available for your lawsuit.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., are St Charles personal injury lawyers fight to ensure our clients are able to get justice. We are fully committed to providing full-service representation to each person we work with in order to help them protect their legal rights and hold the person who caused their injuries to account. If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you must reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm as soon as possible. Our lawyers are available by calling 816-888-8888 get started to get started on your case.
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