Monett, MO (November 30, 2022) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol is actively investigating a car crash that took place in Barry County that left two people injured. The vehicle collision was reported at around 6:50 p.m. on November 28.
According to law enforcement, the driver of a 2018 Ford F150 pickup truck pulled out of the driveway onto US Highway 60 when it struck the side of a 2001 Ford F150 pickup truck. Both pickup trucks were totaled as a result of the crash.
Two people suffered injuries due to the accident. The victims were identified as 18-year-old Diego Grimaldo and 52-year-old Joaquin Grimaldo, both of Wheaton, Missouri. The two victims were transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for the treatment of injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is currently investigating.
We hope Diego Grimaldo and Joaquin Grimaldo recover quickly following this crash.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, car crashes cause injuries to tens of thousands of people in the state of Missouri. Many of these accidents involve acts of negligence. Unfortunately, there are many cases where people are harmed in accidents that are entirely preventable.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers who fail to yield when pulling out of driveways are one of the leading causes of car crashes. In fact, there are an estimated 50,000 car crashes caused by this type of driver error each year in the United States.
When you’re pulling out of a driveway, if there’s a car coming down the street, you must wait until it passes before proceeding. If you don’t, and you pull out in front of the oncoming car, you’ve failed to yield the right-of-way.
There are a few things you can do to avoid becoming one of these statistics. First, always look both ways before pulling out of your driveway – even if there’s no traffic in sight. Second, if someone is coming down the street while you’re trying to leave your driveway, be patient and wait until they pass before pulling out.
If you have been harmed as a result of a crash that was caused by a driver who failed to yield the right-of-way, a Monett car accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for the damages you face.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has extensive experience helping crash victims seek financial compensation to alleviate the cost of medical expenses, vehicle repairs, and more. Our team will fight to ensure you have the compensation that you need to cover all of the damages you face. Our team will fight diligently to ensure the person who is responsible for your accident is held accountable. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888.
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