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Jefferson, MO – Three-Vehicle Wreck on I-55 near Imperial Main St Ends in Injuries

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Jefferson, MO (November 2, 2022) – A traffic collision took place in Jefferson County on Monday evening that resulted in injuries. At around 4:55 p.m., on October 31, officers were called to the scene of a traffic incident that occurred on Interstate 55.

According to reports, a 2013 Ford Fiesta and a 2019 Chevrolet Trax were both traveling at a low rate of speed on the southbound side of Interstate 55 as they approached congestion that was positioned in lane four. At the same time, a 2020 Toyota RAV4 was traveling in lane three on the southbound side of the roadway. The vehicle made an improper lane change and collided with the Chevrolet. The vehicle then struck the Ford.

The three vehicles were severely damaged as a result of the accident. All three vehicles had to be towed from the scene.

The driver of the Ford, 62-year-old Thomas Smyth of Imperial, Missouri, suffered injuries in the accident. He was transported to Mercy Hospital South, where he underwent treatment for his injuries.

The crash remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with the victim who was injured in this accident. We hope for his full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Jefferson, MO – Three-Vehicle Wreck on I-55 near Imperial Main St Ends in InjuriesA traffic collision can change your life forever. Especially if you have suffered injuries. Unfortunately, we see many people in the state of Missouri left with debilitating and life-changing injuries as a result of crashes each year. Many accidents are a result of motorists who are negligent. Leading factors in traffic collisions across our state include:

  • Failing to yield: When you fail to yield, you are essentially putting yourself and others at risk by not following the basic rules of the road. If you’re in an intersection and a car has the right of way, yielding is extremely important. Failing to do so can result in a serious accident.
  • Running red lights: Running red lights is incredibly dangerous and puts everyone on the road at risk. When you run a red light, you’re essentially telling other drivers that it’s okay to proceed through the intersection without stopping, which can lead to serious collisions.
  • Drunk driving: Drunk driving impairs your ability to operate a vehicle safely. Driving while intoxicated is not only illegal, but it’s also incredibly dangerous and puts yourself and others at risk.

If another driver’s actions have caused you harm, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit. This legal claim can help you recover financial compensation for some of the costs and images that you face following your crash. Working with a car accident lawyer in Jefferson can help to ensure you are able to recover the compensation you need and deserve for your damages.

Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you pursue legal action following your crash. Our team will fight to help you get the money that you need to cover the cost of your medical care, to repair your vehicle, and to get your life back on track. Schedule a consultation with our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started.

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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.