Charleston, MO (November 20, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Mississippi County that left two people injured on Saturday afternoon. At around 230 p.m., on November 19, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 57.
According to reports, a 2004 Mitsubishi Eclipse crashed into the rear of a 2015 Ford fusion. The crash took place near mile marker 15.8 on Interstate 57. The crash caused disruptions just two miles north of Charleston, Missouri, as emergency crews worked to clear the scene.
Two people in the Ford, 58-year-old Lillie Ellis and 66-year-old Lena Nelson, both suffered injuries in the crash. The two victims were transported by ambulance to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Missouri, where they were treated for their injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
We hope Lillie Ellis and Lena Nelson recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Although any type of collision has the potential to cause serious injuries to those involved, we see many people hospitalized with devastating injuries as a result of rear-end accidents. Due to the force of the impact of the crash, countless people suffered trauma to the head, neck and soft tissue injuries, and other debilitating injuries that require immediate medical care.
In most cases, rear-end accidents are entirely preventable. Many of these accidents are caused by drivers who are negligent.
Distractions can come in many forms, from cell phones to passengers to outside events. Any time a driver takes their attention off the road, they’re increasing their chances of being involved in a rear-end accident.
Speeding is another major cause of rear-end accidents. The faster a driver is going, the less time they have to react to a sudden stop or change in traffic conditions. This can easily lead to a rear-end collision.
Running red lights is also a common cause of rear-end accidents. This is especially true if the light was just turned red and the driver wasn’t paying attention. Running a red light can easily result in T-boning another vehicle or hitting someone who’s crossing the street.
All of these factors can contribute to a rear-end accident that leaves you with serious and life-threatening injuries. Should you be harmed as a result of an accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. A Charleston car accident lawyer can help you explore the legal options that may be available to help you seek financial compensation.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience helping crash victims seek financial compensation for medical costs in a variety of other damages that they face. Our team can help you pursue legal action against the person who is at fault for your crash. We will fight to ensure you have the strongest case possible and demand timely compensation on your behalf. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers by calling 816-888-8888.
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