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Jefferson, MO – Larry Clark Hurt in Truck Crash on I-55 near Imperial Main St

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Jefferson, MO (November 10, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Jefferson County on Wednesday morning that left a 26-year-old man from De Soto, Missouri, injured. On November 9, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a traffic accident on Interstate 55.

Preliminary investigations show that just after 7 a.m., the driver of a 2005 GMC Yukon fell asleep while traveling southbound on Interstate 55. As a result, the vehicle became involved in a collision with the 2017 Freightliner Cascadia just south of Imperial Main Street. Both vehicles were severely damaged in the crash.

A 26-year-old man, identified as Larry Clark of De Soto, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries in the accident. He was transported by Rock Township Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital South, where he underwent emergency care.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

We hope Larry Clark recovers quickly following this accident.

Truck Accidents in Missouri

Jefferson, MO – Larry Clark Hurt in Truck Crash on I-55 near Imperial Main StTrucking accidents are the cause of thousands of deaths each year in the United States. In Missouri, we see countless people left with serious injuries as a result of these crashes every single year. There are many reasons why truck accidents continue to take place every day. These include:

  • Distracted driving: When drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead, they may cause severe accidents with other vehicles sharing the road. We see many crashes caused by drivers who are distracted by their cell phones and other objects while behind the wheel.
  • Intoxication: Alcohol and drugs can impair a driver’s ability to stay in their lane and make appropriate decisions while behind the wheel. This can easily lead to a situation where a driver crash into another vehicle sharing the road.
  • Speeding: When drivers are speeding, especially while operating large commercial vehicles, they may not be able to stop in time to avoid collisions with others.
  • Reckless driving: when drivers operate their vehicles in unsafe manners, they increase the risk of crashing into other vehicles on the road. This includes things like tailgating, making sudden lane changes, or other aggressive driving behaviors.

If you haven’t heard as a result of a truck accident, you may be able to file a legal claim against the driver who caused the crash. A truck accident lawyer in Jefferson will be able to help you get justice following your accident.

Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping injured parties seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for their legal claims. Our team can help you recover the compensation that you need and deserve.

Schedule a free consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers today 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.