Lincoln, MO (November 19, 2022) – A traffic collision took place in Lincoln County that left a man and woman injured. On November 18, the Missouri State Highway Patrol received a request to provide assistance at the site of a crash on US Highway 61.
At around 8:25 a.m., the driver of a 2019 GMC Sierra was slowing to make a turn off from US Highway 61 just north of Route B. For reasons unknown, the driver of a 2008 Toyota Corolla failed to stop. As a result, the Toyota crashed into the rear of the GMC. Both vehicles were severely damaged in the collision.
A 78-year-old woman, identified as Mary Dooley, and an 82-year-old man, identified as Larry Dooley, both suffered injuries in the crash. The two victims were transported to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital in Lake St. Louis, Missouri, where they underwent treatment for their injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation.
We hope Mary Dooley and Larry Dooley recover quickly following this accident
Car Accidents in Missouri
Vehicle crashes occur daily in the state of Missouri that have devastating consequences for those involved. Unfortunately, thousands of people in our state are hospitalized with injuries as a result of rear-end accidents that take place.
Most rear-end collisions in the state of Missouri are caused by one driver following too closely to the car in front of them. This leaves little time to react if the car in front makes a sudden stop. Speeding only increases the problem, as it takes even longer to come to a stop when traveling at high speeds.
Failing to yield is also a common factor in rear-end collisions. When another driver does not see your turn signal or brake light, they may not expect you to stop or slow down. If they are following too closely behind you, they may not be able to stop in time and will crash into your car.
Tailgating is another dangerous behavior on the road that leads to several rear-end accidents in our state each year. Many drivers believe that it is necessary in order to prevent other cars from cutting them off or getting ahead of them in traffic. However, all it takes is for the car in front of you to make a sudden stop, and you could find yourself crashing into them at high speeds.
If you’ve been hurt as a result of a traffic accident, a Lincoln car accident lawyer can help you understand your rights moving forward.
Following your crash, our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can meet with you for a free consultation. Our lawyers will review the circumstances surrounding your crash and identify the liable parties. We will take swift legal action to ensure you are able to get the money that you need for medical costs, repairs for your vehicle, and more. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888.
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