St Louis, MO (March 12, 2022) – At around 8:45 p.m., on March 10, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a traffic-related incident on Interstate 55.
Reports from Missouri State Highway Patrol indicate that a 2014 Hyundai Elantra and a 2006 Lexus GX4 collided on the southbound side of Interstate 55 in the area just south of Meramec Bottom Road.
The incident left both vehicles totaled, requiring them to be towed from the scene. MSHP and firefighters secured the area as medical personnel rendered aid to the victims.
Both 29-year-old Heather Culley and 47-year-old Virgie Chaffen sustained significant injuries as a result of the accident. EMS transported the two women to Mercy Hospital South where they received emergency medical treatment for moderate to serious injuries.
At this time, investigations to determine the cause of the crash are underway.
Our thoughts are with Heather Culley and Virgie Chaffen at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Thousands of motorists are involved in collisions throughout the state of Missouri each year. Although not all accidents end in catastrophic injuries, a fair share of these accidents do force victims into area hospitals. In many cases, victims sustain broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and various other life-changing injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
Many victims require hospitalization and have to spend weeks or even months off work as they go through therapy and transition back into their normal routine. Regrettably, many victims never recover from their injuries and are left permanently disabled and out of work. Some of the most common factors contributing to auto accidents in our state include:
- Driving while impaired
- Driving while distracted
- Failing to yield the right of way to others
When victims are harmed in accidents, due to the negligence of others, they often have legal options available to help them move forward. When victims are injured in accidents as a result of other drivers, it is important that they seek the legal guidance of a St Louis car accident attorney as soon as possible. When victims are harmed as a result of negligent drivers, they are often able to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more. Our team can help you move forward and fight to ensure you secure the compensation you need and deserve.
St Louis Personal Injury Lawyers
Our legal team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will guide you to ensure you understand the legal options available to you after being injured in a collision through no fault of your own. Our personal injury attorneys in St Louis strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical care they need without worry.
If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle accident and would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at (816) 888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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