Puxico, MO (May 27, 2022) – A pedestrian accident reported in Stoddard County left a young child injured, according to local authorities. At around 1135 a.m., on May 24, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident that took place on County Road 414.
Reports provided by authorities indicate that a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder struck a four-year-old boy in the area of 6138 County Road 414. The incident prompted emergency crews to block off a portion of the roadway as they work to clear the scene.
A young child, identified as a 4-year-old boy from Puxico, Missouri, sustained injuries in the accident. He was transported by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the child who was injured as a result of this accident. We hope for his full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Every year, tens of thousands of people in the state of Missouri are injured in motor vehicle accidents. There are many instances where people are not inside vehicles at all during their crashes. We see countless pedestrians suffer severe injuries due to drivers who are engaging in reckless and negligent actions. Some of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents in our state include:
- drivers who backup without looking
- drivers who make left turns without yielding the right-of-way
- failing to yield to pedestrians at crosswalks
- driving while distracted
- driving while impaired
When pedestrians are injured in motor vehicle accidents, due to these or other acts of negligence, they may have legal options available to help them recover. A pedestrian accident lawyer in Puxico can make a significant difference when it comes to your chances of getting justice.
The Puxico personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of combined experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. Our lawyers understand the challenges that pedestrians face after being injured in accidents. For this reason, we fight aggressively to ensure they are able to obtain the outcome they extract for their lawsuits.
Our lawyers are deeply committed to helping each client we work with secure the maximum amount of compensation available to them. Our team will work hard to make sure you are able to cover your medical expenses and various other costs you face as a result of your accident.
If you have been injured as a result of a pedestrian accident, do not wait to protect your legal rights. Contacts our Missouri personal injury law firm today by calling 816-888-8888 to schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss your case. We offer free no-obligation consultations to all new clients so we can discuss your accident and the legal options available to help you move forward.
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