Lebanon, MO (May 9, 2022) – One woman was left injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Laclede County on Saturday afternoon, May 7. At around 3:40 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of an auto accident on Interstate 44.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 2015 Peterbilt tractor was driving on Interstate 44 when it merged from the right lane into the left lane and struck a 2014 Ford Escape just one mile east of Lebanon.
The incident caused both vehicles to go off the roadway and into the median. The vehicles were both heavily damaged and had to be towed from the scene.
EMS transported a passenger in the Ford, 65-year-old Karen McDermott, to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon, Missouri for medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Karen McDermott at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every day motor vehicle accidents in the state of Missouri leave hundreds of people injured. In many instances, injured parties have to go to the emergency room for medical care. There are many people who suffer severe broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries following their accidents these and other types of serious injuries can be incredibly painful. They are also very expensive to treat.
Although most people are careful while traveling along our roadways we continue to see countless people harmed in accidents due to the negligence of others. Some of the leading causes of crashes in our state include
- drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol
- drivers who are speeding
- drivers who engage in reckless driving behaviors
- drivers who are distracted by cell phone
- drivers who run red lights and pass stop signs
When people are hurt in auto accidents, they may have legal options available to help them get justice. A knowledgeable Lebanon car accident lawyer can help you secure financial compensation to cover various damages that you face following your accident.
The Lebanon personal Peterson & Associates, P.C. experience helping injured parties protect their legal rights. Our lawyers are committed to providing the most aggressive and trusted representation for every victim. We build the strongest case possible on your behalf to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice. Our lawyers will personally go to the scene to investigate your accident and gather adequate evidence in support of your claim. We will stop at nothing to ensure our clients are able to move forward in the best position possible. If you have been injured as a result of another person’s negligence, contact our Missouri personal injury law firm by calling 816-888-8888 at your earliest convenience to schedule a free case evaluation.
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