Brookfield, MO (May 22, 2022) – Authorities were dispatched to the scene of a two-vehicle accident in Linn County that sent two people to area hospitals with injuries. At around 9:45 a.m., on May 19, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to an auto accident on US Highway 36.
Reports from authorities show that a collision between a 2003 Ford Focus and a 2017 Volkswagen Passat occurred on the US Highway 36 just 5 miles east of Brookfield. The incident left both vehicles with significant damage. The two vehicles were towed away from the scene. The police and firefighters secured the area of the roadway as they worked to clear the accident.
Two people involved in the crash were injured. Lynn County ambulance transported forty-one-year-old Melissa McKenzie and seventy-seven-year-old Kay Ediger to Pershing Memorial Hospital for further care.
At this time, the crash remains under investigation by Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts are with Melissa McKenzie and Kay Ediger at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
It is nearly impossible to prepare for the impacts that a motor vehicle accident will have on your life. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of people across our state suffer life-altering injuries and collisions. In many cases, these crashes are caused by drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. Some of the most common causes of crashes in our state include:
- drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- drivers who are using their cell phones to talk or text while operating their vehicles
- drivers who fail to yield to others sharing the roadway
- drivers who are traveling above the posted speed limit
When motorists engage in these and other reckless actions, they place the lives of people sharing the road at risk. Far too often, victims suffer severe injuries and accidents due to drivers who engage in these actions. When innocent people are hurt and accidents, they may have legal options available to help them move forward. It is important that they reach out to a car accident lawyer in Brookfield as soon as possible.
Our Brookfield personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping injured parties secure full and timely compensation following their accidents. Our lawyers will fight diligently to ensure you are able to maximize the amount of compensation you receive for your case. Our lawyers will build the strongest claim possible to ensure you are in the best position to get full and timely compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, vehicle repair costs, and more.
If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, do not wait to protect your legal rights. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816-888-8888. Our lawyers can meet with you at your earliest convenience.
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