Kidder, MO (November 3, 2022) – A traffic collision took place in Caldwell County that resulted in injuries. On November 2, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on US Highway 36.
Preliminary reports show that around 3:20 p.m., a 2007 Toyota Highlander was traveling north through the crossover at US Highway 36 and Highway J. At the same time, a 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan was traveling westbound on US Highway 36. The Toyota traveled into the path of the Dodge, causing the two vehicles to collide. The impact of the collision caused the Toyota to go off the north side of the roadway income to rest upright for the period the Dodge went off the north side of the roadway and struck a stop sign.
Two people were hurt in the accident. EMS transported 48-year-old Tracy Connell of St. Joseph, Missouri, to Cameron Regional Medical Center, where she was treated for serious injuries. The second victim, 57-year-old Sanja Schaefermyer of Hamilton, Missouri, was transported to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri, where she was treated for serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
We hope Tracy Connell and Sanja Schaefermyer recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
A traffic collision contained your life forever. Unfortunately, we see countless people hospitalized every single day in our state as a result of traffic collisions. When innocent people are left with debilitating and life-changing injuries as a result of crashes, they often require extensive medical care. Unfortunately, many accidents are a result of negligence. Leading factors in crashes in our state include:
- Speeding: It’s important to always obey the posted speed limits, even if you feel like you can drive faster. Remember that the posted speed limit is the maximum speed you should be going under ideal conditions. If there’s any traffic, bad weather, or other hazards present, you should be driving even slower.
- Failing to yield: When you’re making a turn, changing lanes, or merging onto a highway, you need to make sure that it’s safe to do so before proceeding. Always look for oncoming traffic and yield the right-of-way when necessary.
- Distracted driving is becoming increasingly common as more people use their phones while behind the wheel. Even just a few seconds of distraction can lead to an accident, so it’s important to put your phone away and focus on driving when you’re behind the wheel.
- Fatigued driving: If you’re feeling tired, take a break! It’s not worth risking your life (and the lives of others) by trying to push through when you’re exhausted.
If you have been injured in a car accident that was the result of a reckless or careless driver, you may be able to file a personal injury case against them. A personal injury case can help you seek financial compensation for the costs and losses you face as a result of your crash. A Kidder car accident lawyer can help you protect your legal rights.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of victims who have been harmed in crashes. Our team will help you pursue legal action. Contact our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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