St Louis, MO (May 23, 2022) – One woman was transported to a local hospital with injuries following a motor vehicle accident in the St Louis area. Just before 7 a.m., on May 20, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of an auto accident on Interstate 270.
Reports from authorities show that a 2021 Subaru Forester and a 2022 Honda Civic were both traveling on the northbound side of Interstate 270. As the two vehicles slowed for congested traffic just north of Interstate 44, a 2019 Chevrolet Cruze crashed into the rear of the Subaru. The impact of the crash caused the Subaru to strike the rear of the Honda.
The driver of the Honda, 28-year-old Danielle Benckendorf, sustained injuries in the accident. She was transported by Fenton Fire District to Mercy Hospital – St Louis for medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Danielle Benckendorf at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents leave countless people injured in our state every day. In many cases, victims suffer from severe injuries that demand emergency medical care. Some of the most common injuries that victims of auto accidents in our state suffer from include:
Traumatic brain injuries: these incredibly painful injuries can impact a person’s memory, hearing, vision, and motor skills. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries require extensive treatment which can be painful and costly.
Spinal cord injuries: people who suffer from spinal cord injuries often experience some form of paralysis. In some instances, people lose the ability to walk. Depending on the location of the injury, a person may also lose the ability to use their hands and arms.
Internal organ damage: it is quite common for victims of motor vehicle accidents to suffer from spleen ruptures, lung punctures, and other internal organ damage. Without immediate intervention, internal organ damage can be life-threatening and even result in death.
When people suffer from these and other severe injuries and accidents, it is crucial that they seek medical attention right away. Unfortunately, medical treatment for severe injuries can run tens of thousands of dollars. When people are injured in accidents due to the negligence of others, they may be able to recover the financial compensation they need for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Reaching out to a car accident lawyer in St. Louis as soon as possible is critical when it comes to your chances of getting justice.
The St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of combined experience helping injured parties across the states protect their legal rights after being injured in accidents. Our lawyers can help you by providing fearless and responsive representation to ensure your legal rights and best interests are protected. If you have been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, contact our Missouri personal injury law firm by calling 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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