Reeds Spring, MO (May 10, 2022) – Authorities were dispatched to the scene of a major motor vehicle accident that left three people with significant injuries. At around 8:45 p.m., on May 8, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Route Y.
Reports provided by Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2005 Harley Davidson Electra Glide motorcycle attempted to avoid a collision with an unknown vehicle while traveling on Route Y. As a result, the vehicle ran off the roadway and overturned. The rider was ejected. A 2011 Harley Davidson Street Glide Ultra motorcycle then slowed to avoid a collision with the same vehicle when they were struck by a 2011 Harley Davidson Street Glide motorcycle.
Three people involved in the crash were injured. EMS transported 48-year-old John Deckard to Cox South Hospital in Springfield. A second EMS transported 62-year-old Richard Avery to Mercy Hospital in Springfield. A third victim, 22-year-old Landon Ryan, was airlifted and flown to Cox South Hospital in Springfield.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts are with Landon Ryan, John Deckard, and Richard Avery at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri
Each year, more than 60,000 people are hurt in automobile accidents in Missouri. People who are using motorcycles at the time of their accidents are more likely to suffer severe and life-altering injuries. The fact that most motorcyclists have little more than helmets to protect them during crashes means they are at an increased risk of suffering spinal cord injuries, back and neck injuries, and severe compound fractures.
Suffering any type of injury in a crash can be incredibly painful. Dealing with the mental and physical impacts of injuries can make the recovery process seem nearly impossible. Adding the financial consequences just adds insult to injury. In some cases, injured riders may be able to take legal action against the person who caused them harm. A motorcycle accident lawyer in Reeds Spring can make a significant difference when it comes to getting justice.
The Reeds Spring personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping injured parties get justice. Our lawyers can help you by seeking full and timely compensation to ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward. Our lawyers will investigate your crash, gather evidence, and aggressively negotiate full and timely compensation that can help you move forward.
If you were injured in an accident, it is in your best interest to act quickly to protect your legal rights. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm by calling 816-888-8888 to schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss your case and get started.
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