Kennett, MO (November 7, 2022) – A traffic incident took place in Dunklin County that left three people injured. At around 10:55 a.m., on November 5, emergency crews were called to the scene of a traffic accident on Highway 25.
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu failed to yield the right-of-way to a 2008 Chevrolet Impala on Highway 25 just half of the mile north of Kennett, Missouri. As a result, the two vehicles collided, resulting in totaling damages for both.
Three victims who were in the crash suffered injuries. The injured parties were identified as a 10-year-old male, 38-year-old Susie Cortez, and 71-year-old Mary Walker. Cortez and the child were transported to Piggott Community Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries. Walker was transported by medical one to Arkansas Methodist Hospital for emergency care.
The crash remains under investigation.
We hope Susie Cortez, Mary Walker, and the child are able to recover quickly following this crash.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Crashes across the state of Missouri leave tens of thousands of people injured each year. Unfortunately, people involved in auto accidents are often forced into area hospitals. Many victims have to go through weeks or even months of treatment following their accidents. Suffering from any type of debilitating injury can make it difficult to move forward. Unfortunately, injuries can be both physical and emotional.
Broken bones are also common in car crashes, particularly in high-speed collisions. Broken bones cannot happen in the legs, arms, ribs, and various other parts of the body. These injuries often require casting and even surgery in severe cases.
Internal injuries are another type of injury that can occur in Missouri car crashes. These injuries are often a result of forceful impact on internal organs. This can result in spleen ruptures or even punctured lungs. Internal bleeding is also a serious form of internal injury that can be fatal if not treated immediately.
Finally, psychological injuries such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also common following Missouri car crashes. Victims of car accidents may experience flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and depression as a result of their trauma.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a car accident, there may be legal actions available that you can take. A Kennett car accident lawyer can help you protect your legal rights after a vehicle collision.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping car crash victims get justice. Following your accident, our team will investigate the collision. We will gather evidence on your behalf. We will handle communication with the insurance company and demand compensation for your losses. Schedule a free consultation with our team today to get started. Our lawyers are available by calling 816-888-8888.
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