Fairdealing, MO (November 4, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Ripley County that left two women injured. On November 2, at around 1:05 p.m., authorities were called to the scene of a crash that occurred on Highway 160.
Preliminary reports show that a 2016 Kia Optima failed to yield the right-of-way to a 2022 Buick Envision on US Highway 160 in the Fairdealing area. As a result, the two vehicles collided. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash and had to be removed from the scene.
The drivers of both vehicles suffered injuries in the accident. The victims were identified as 77-year-old Freda Peterson of Doniphan, Missouri, and 85-year-old June Allen of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Both women were transported to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, where they underwent treatment for the injuries they suffered.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is actively investigating the crash.
We hope Freda Peterson and June Allen recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents in Missouri take place every day that result in serious injuries. Unfortunately, we see many people left with severe injuries that require extensive medical care.
Head trauma can range from a concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions are the most common type of head injury, and usually occur when the head strikes a hard object or is jerked back and forth quickly. A TBI is a more serious type of head injury that can cause long-term problems.
Broken bones are also common in car accidents. The force of the impact can break bones, even if there is no direct contact with another object. Commonly broken bones in car accidents include ribs, arms, and legs.
Spinal cord fractures can occur when the spine is jarred or compressed in an accident. This can lead to paralysis or other serious problems. Paralysis caused by a spinal cord injury can be permanent or temporary in nature, depending on the severity of the injury.
Regrettably, thousands of people are hospitalized annually as a result of injuries they suffer from motor vehicle accidents in our state. If you have been injured as a result of an auto collision, you may be able to file a legal claim against the driver who is responsible. Seeking legal guidance from a car accident lawyer in Fairdealing as soon as possible can help to ensure you have the best chances of getting justice.
Following your accident, our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will fight to ensure you are able to maximize the amount of compensation you recover for your damages. Our team will build a strong case and fight to ensure you are in the best possible position to move forward after suffering debilitating injuries in a crash. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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