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Lebanon, MO – Gregory Roth & Teen Injured in Three-Vehicle Wreck on Highway 5

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Lebanon, MO (November 3, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Laclede County that resulted in injuries. On November 1, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Highway 5.

Preliminary investigations show that at 4:50 p.m., a vehicle stopped on the northbound lanes of Highway 5. This caused a 2018 Ford Escape, a 2005 Ford F150 pickup truck, and a 2012 Chevrolet traverse to all break abruptly. The two Fords then began to skid. The Chevrolet also began to skid and slid into the rear of the Ford F150. The impact of the collision caused the Ford to strike the Ford Escape. All three vehicles were severely damaged in the accident.

The driver of the Ford Escape, 63-year-old Gregory Roth of Moline, Illinois, and a passenger inside of the Chevrolet, a 14-year-old female from Eldridge, Missouri, were both injured in the crash. EMS transported Ross to Lake Regional Hospital, for the treatment of moderate injuries. The teen was transported to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon, Missouri, for the treatment of minor injuries.

The incident remains under investigation.

We hope Gregory Roth and the teen hurt in this crash recovered quickly.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Lebanon, MO – Gregory Roth & Teen Injured in Three-Vehicle Wreck on Highway 5Crashes take place in Missouri every day that have devastating consequences. We see many people hurt in accidents and have to go through extensive medical care. Some of the common injuries that victims of car accidents are left with include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (that can lead to paralysis)
  • Broken bones and compound fractures (that can lead to loss of limbs)
  • Internal organ injuries (spleen, lungs, kidneys, etc.)
  • Head and neck injuries (concussion, TBIs, whiplash, etc.)

In many cases, these accidents are entirely lost dairy preventable. Innocent people continually suffer debilitating consequences as a result of drivers who are negligent.

Running red lights is extremely dangerous and can easily lead to a collision. In Missouri, drivers must stop at a red light unless they are making a right turn on red or there is no stop sign or traffic signal present.

Failing to yield can also be very dangerous, as it often leads to head-on collisions. Missouri law requires drivers to yield the right-of-way to pedestrians and bicyclists when turning left, and to oncoming traffic when making a right turn on red.

Distracted driving is another major factor in car accidents, as it can lead to impaired judgment and reaction time. Drivers should avoid all distractions while behind the wheel, including texting, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, and adjusting the radio.

Drunk driving is perhaps the most dangerous behavior on the road, as it significantly impairs a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. In Missouri, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08% or higher. However, we see many people who are involved in accidents as a result of drinking and driving.

If you’ve suffered injuries due to a crash, a Lebanon car accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for your damages.

At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our personal injury lawyers have decades of experience helping injured parties seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for their legal claims. Our team can help you protect your legal rights and get justice. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our law firm at 816-888-8888 to see how our personal injury lawyers can help you.

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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.