Black River Township, MO (November 20, 2022) – Authorities in Butler County were dispatched to the scene of a crash involving two vehicles that took place on Saturday morning that left one woman injured. On November 19, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was sent to a crash that occurred on County Road 402.
According to preliminary investigations, at 10:15 a.m., a 2016 Dodge Ram pickup truck was traveling on County Road 402 just three miles south of York Village. A 2019 GMC Acadia was traveling on the roadway in the opposite direction. For unknown reasons, it crossed over the center line and struck the Dodge.
Both vehicles suffered moderate damage. One person involved in the crash, 26-year-old Kaitlyn Wiggs of Malden, Missouri, suffered injuries in the crash. She was transported by ambulance to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, where she underwent emergency care.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope Kaitlyn Wiggs recovers quickly following this crash.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every year, vehicle accidents take place in Missouri that have devastating consequences for those involved. We see tens of thousands of people hospitalized with serious injuries as a result of their accidents. Unfortunately, there are many cases where people require hospitalization and extensive treatment to recover.
Unfortunately, the majority of accidents that take place in our state are preventable. We see many innocent people harmed as a result of drivers who are negligent. One of the most common types of accidents involves drivers who cross over the center of the roadway and strike other vehicles.
There are a number of reasons why drivers might cross over the centerline into oncoming traffic. Some of the most common include:
- Distracted driving: Distracted driving is a major problem on today’s roads, and it can lead to tragic consequences. When drivers take their eyes off the road, even for a split second, they may veer into oncoming traffic.
- Driving under the influence: Alcohol and drugs can impair a driver’s judgment and reaction time, making it more likely that they’ll cross over the centerline.
- Fatigued driving: Driving while drowsy can be just as dangerous as driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. When drivers are tired, they may nod off at the wheel and drift into oncoming traffic.
If you’ve been harmed as a result of a driver who was careless or negligent while behind the wheel, a Black River Township car accident lawyer can help you recover financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, and a variety of other damages that you face following your crash.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our team will fight to ensure that you are able to get the money that you need and deserve. We will fight to hold the person who caused your pain and suffering to account. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers at 816-888-8888.
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