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Arcadia, MO – Three Injured in Two-Vehicle Crash on MO-21

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Arcadia, MO (November 18, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in the Arcadia area that left multiple people injured. Just after 12:15 p.m., on November 17, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on Missouri State Route 21.

According to reports, a 2005 Chevrolet van pulled into the path of the 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck while traveling on Missouri State Route 21. As a result, the vehicles crashed into one another. Both vehicles were severely damaged and had to be removed from the site of the crash by an area towing company.

Three people sustained moderate injuries in the crash. The victims were identified as 23-year-old Layne Kelley, 54-year-old Scott Oatman, and 69-year-old Edward Kelley. All three victims were transported by ambulance to Iron County Medical Center in Pilot Knob, Missouri, where they underwent further medical care.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is currently reviewing the circumstances surrounding the traffic accident.

We hope Scott Oatman, Edward Kelley, and Lena Kelly recover quickly following this crash.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Crashes that take place in the state of Missouri often result in devastating injuries and consequences. Many people are forced to undergo emergency care for the injuries they suffered. Common injuries reported in automobile collisions across our state include broken bones, spinal cord fractures, and even internal organ injuries.

Unfortunately, there are many cases where vehicles are involved in crashes as a result of drivers who fail to yield to others. There are a variety of reasons why drivers may fail to yield, but some of the most common include:

  • Distracted driving: Drivers who are distracted by their cell phones, passengers, or other objects inside the vehicle are more likely to fail to yield.
  • Speeding: Drivers who are speeding are less likely to see another vehicle or pedestrian in time to yield.
  • Driving under the influence: Drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol are also less likely to yield properly.

If you have been hurt due to a traffic accident caused by a driver who failed to yield, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. An Arcadia car accident lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options.

Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping crash victims obtain fair compensation for the injuries and damages they were left with as a result of accidents. Over the years, we have helped thousands of injured parties secure more than $500 million for their legal claims. Our team can help you get the money that you need to cover medical expenses and several other damages you face. Schedule a free consultation by calling our personal injury law firm in Missouri at 816-888-8888 to get started.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.