Joplin, MO (November 16, 2022) – A traffic accident reported in Newton County just one mile south of Joplin, Missouri, sent an 80-year-old man from Seneca, Missouri, to the hospital with serious injuries.
Reports provided by authorities show that the driver of a 2010 Chevrolet equinox crossed over the center lines of Highway 43 and crashed into the side of a 2016 Ford expedition. Both vehicles were severely damaged due to the crash. The two vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
One victim involved in the accident, identified as 80-year-old Steve VanPelt, suffered injuries in the crash. He was rushed by ambulance to Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, where he underwent emergency treatment.
Investigations into the cause of the crash are currently underway.
We hope Steve VanPelt recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Auto accidents in the state of Missouri leave countless people injured each year. Unfortunately, many crashes take place as a result of drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions. We see many crashes that are caused by drivers who are impaired, distracted, or engaging in other reckless actions. Unfortunately, there are several types of accidents that can result in significant injuries.
One of the deadliest types of vehicle collisions is when a driver crosses over the centerline of the roadway and travels into oncoming traffic. These accidents are often head-on collisions, which can be devastating. Even if the accident is not head-on, it can still be very serious.
There are several reasons why vehicles may cross over the centerline of the roadway. Sometimes they are distracted and not paying attention to the road. Quite often, they may be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In some cases, they may fall asleep while behind the wheel and drift into other lanes.
If you have been hurt as a result of an accident with a driver who crossed over the centerline, it is important to speak to a Joplin car accident lawyer as soon as possible. They will help you pursue legal action against the responsible party to seek compensation for your damages.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping crash victims seek compensation following their accidents. Our lawyers have more than three decades of experience helping clients across the state of Missouri protect their legal rights in the aftermath of car accidents. Our team can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible to cover the damages that you face.
Our lawyers will thoroughly investigate your accident and gather the strongest evidence for you. We will build a strong case on your behalf and demand timely compensation for your medical costs and more. Schedule a consultation with our team today by calling 816-888-8888.
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