Lincoln, MO (November 8, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Lincoln County that left one man injured. At around 3:45 p.m., November 6, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on South Lincoln Drive.
According to reports, a collision between vehicles occurred on South Lincoln Drive at Business Park Drive. The crash involved a 2016 Ford Explorer and a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu. The vehicles are both traveling southbound on South Lincoln Drive when the Chevrolet crashed into the rear of the Ford.
The driver of the Ford, 24-year-old Zachary Owen of Troy, Missouri, was injured in the accident. He was transported to Mercy Hospital in Lincoln, Missouri, where he was treated for his injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.
We hope Zachary Owen recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, traffic accidents take place that leave victims with devastating injuries. We often see people suffer from spinal cord injuries that result in paralysis, severe compound fractures that require surgery, or even internal organ damage. In many cases, these crashes are caused by negligent drivers. Some of the leading causes of these crashes include:
- Driving while distracted: This can include changing the radio, talking to a passenger, or even texting on your phone. Distracted driving is dangerous because it increases the chances of making mistakes that could lead to an accident. It also decreases the chances that you will see other vehicles or people on the road around you.
- Failure to yield: This happens when a driver does not yield the right-of-way to another vehicle or pedestrian who has the right-of-way. For example, if a car is turning left onto a busy street, it must yield to oncoming traffic before making the turn. If a driver fails to yield and an accident occurs, they will likely be at fault.
- Running red lights: This is obviously very dangerous because it can lead to head-on collisions and other serious accidents. Drivers who run red lights are not only endangering themselves but also everyone else on the road.
These are just some of the most common causes of car wrecks in Missouri. If you’re involved in an accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover some of the damages that you face. A car accident lawyer in Lincoln can help you pursue legal action following your crash.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you get justice after a car crash. Our team will fight to ensure you get the money you need to cover your medical treatment expenses, repairs for your vehicle, and more. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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