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Grain Valley, MO – Skler Easterling & Jay Brunk Injured in Box Truck Crash on I-70 near Lefholz Rd

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Grain Valley, MO (November 10, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Jackson County that resulted in injuries. At around 7:35 p.m., on November 7, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an accident on Interstate 70.

According to reports, a 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck was stationary on the eastbound side of Interstate 70 deceased of Lefholz Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle was struck in the rear by a 2015 Isuzu box truck. The impact of the collision caused the driver of the Chevrolet to be ejected from the vehicle.

Both vehicles came to rest off the right side of the roadway, suffering from extensive damage.

Two people suffered serious injuries in the crash. The victims were identified as 36-year-old Skler Easterling and 53-year-old Jay Brunk the two victims were transported by ambulance to Research Hospital for emergency care.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

We hope Jay Brunk and Skler Easterling recover quickly following this accident.

Truck Accidents in Missouri

Grain Valley, MO – Skler Easterling & Jay Brunk Injured in Box Truck Crash on I-70 near Lefholz RdVehicle crashes occur daily in Missouri that result in serious injuries. Unfortunately, there are many types of accidents that take place on our roadways. Common types of accidents include head-on collisions, rear-end accidents, and even T-bone collisions. Regrettably, rear-end accidents often have devastating consequences for the drivers involved. When semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are involved in these accidents, the consequences can be far worse.

There are many causes of rear-end collisions that we see here in Missouri. Leading factors in these crashes include:

  • Driver fatigue: Driver fatigue is a major factor in many rear-end collisions. When drivers are tired, they may not be able to see vehicles in front of them in order to avoid a collision.
  • Distracted driving: Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, or even just not paying attention to the road can easily crash into the rear of other vehicles.
  • Impaired driving: Driving while intoxicated can lead to rear-end collisions.
  • Weather conditions: Inclement weather can make it difficult for drivers to see other vehicles sharing the road. As a result, they are likely to crash into other vehicles nearby.
  • Poor road conditions: hazards on the roadway, such as debris or even potholes, can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and crash into other vehicles nearby.

People who are involved in rear-end collisions are often left with severe injuries. Should you be injured as a result of a collision, it is important that you reach out to a truck accident lawyer in Green Valley right away. Following your accident, you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim against the driver who has caused you harm.

Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help to build your case and prove that the defendant was at fault. We will demand full compensation to help alleviate the costs and losses that you face due to your accident. You can depend on our team to fight fearlessly to help you get justice. Schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.

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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.