Franklin, MO (May 31, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Franklin area left one woman injured. At around 2:10 a.m., on May 28, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Interstate 44.
Reports from local authorities show that the driver of a 2019 Kia Optima became distracted while operating their vehicle on the westbound side of Interstate 44. As a result, the vehicle crashed into the rear of a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox near mile marker 253. The incident left both vehicles with significant damage, requiring them to be towed from the scene.
The driver of the Chevrolet, 44-year-old Maria Hurtado, sustained injuries in the accident. She was transported by Union EMS to Mercy Hospital in Washington for emergency medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Maria Hurtado at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, motor vehicle accidents across the state of Missouri leave tens of thousands of people with serious injuries. We see a significant number of people suffer spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even internal organ damage. Dealing with painful injuries can be incredibly exhausting. Unfortunately, many people deal with towering financial consequences as well.
Medical expenses for treating serious injuries can be tens of thousands of dollars. Dealing with these costs will be unable to work can make it challenging for both victims and their families to move forward. Thankfully, when people suffer injuries and accidents due to the negligence of others, they have legal options available to help them secure the financial compensation that they can use to cover the damages they face. Working with a car accident lawyer in Franklin can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to get justice.
The Franklin personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of combined experience fighting to protect the legal rights of people across Missouri who have been injured in auto accidents. Our team can handle all of the communication with the insurance company to ensure you get the maximum amount of compensation for your lawsuit. We will aggressively negotiate compensation on your behalf to ensure you get the money you need for medical expenses, lost earnings, vehicle repairs, and more. Do not wait to take legal action. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation. Our lawyers are available by calling 816-888-8888 to schedule a free case evaluation to discuss your accident and the ways that we can help you move forward.
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