Jefferson, MO (November 9, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Jefferson County that left one man injured. On November 6, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 55. According to reports, at around 11:30 a.m., a group of vehicles was traveling in the left lane on Interstate 55 on the northbound side of the highway. As the vehicles began to slow down due to congestion in the area near Highway a, the front of a 2017 GMC Sierra crashed into the rear of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee.
The impact of the crash caused the Jeep to move forward and strike a 2017 Chevrolet Silverado. The front of the Silverado then struck the rear of a 2013 Dodge ram 1500 pickup truck. The Dodge ram then crashed into the rear of a 2022 Nissan Pathfinder. The Jeep also collided with the Dodge as a result of the collision. Several involved vehicles had to be towed from the scene of the accident as a result of the damage they suffered.
A passenger in the Jeep, 44-year-old Andrew Hasenmeier, suffered injuries in the accident. He was transported to Mercy Hospital South, where he underwent treatment for moderate injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.
Our thoughts are with Andrew Hasenmeier as we hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Crashes take place daily in the state of Missouri. Many of them result in severe injuries for those involved. Unfortunately, we see many victims suffer serious injuries in crashes that are a result of driver negligence.
Traffic congestion is one of the main causes of car crashes in our state. When roads are crowded, drivers may be less likely to see a hazard in time to avoid it. Or they may be more likely to make sudden movements that could start a chain reaction.
Drivers who are distracted contribute to accidents in construction and congested traffic often. Unfortunately, there are many distractions that take the driver’s attention away from the road ahead. When drivers are not paying attention, they are more likely to make mistakes that can lead to a crash.
Unfortunately, failing to yield the right-of-way during these situations is also a leading cause of crashes. Whether it’s failing to yield the right of way at an intersection or merging onto a busy highway, not yielding can put other drivers in danger and often leads to a crash.
If you have been hurt as a result of a car accident, you may be able to file a legal claim against the driver who is responsible. A Jefferson car accident lawyer can help you get justice.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you get justice following your crash. Our team will help you build a strong case and fight for fair compensation. We will take an aggressive approach toward helping injured parties seeking the maximum amount of compensation possible. Contact our team today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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