Moody, MO (November 29, 2022) – A young boy was left injured following a crash that took place in Howell County. On November 27, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash on Highway 142.
According to law enforcement, a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox was traveling on Highway 142 when it struck a pedestrian just one and a half miles west of Moody, Missouri, at around 1:45 p.m.
The pedestrian, a 10-year-old male, suffered serious injuries in the crash. He was transported by air EVAC to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, where he underwent emergency care.
The crash remains under investigation.
We hope the victim injured in this crash is able to recover quickly.
Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Pedestrian accidents often have devastating consequences for those involved. This is particularly true in cases where young children are struck by vehicles passing through the area. Unfortunately, countless people in the state of Missouri are left with significant injuries as a result of pedestrian accidents that take place. Many of these accidents are caused by driver negligence.
One of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents is when drivers fail to yield to pedestrians who have the right of way. This can happen when drivers are making turns at intersections or entering or exiting highways. Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians can be fined and/or receive points on their driver’s license.
Another common cause of pedestrian accidents is when drivers pass stopped vehicles that are yielding to pedestrians. This is especially dangerous if the pedestrian is crossing the street in a crosswalk. Drivers who fail to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks can be fined and/or receive points on their driver’s license.
Distracted driving is another leading cause of pedestrian accidents. Distracted driving can include any type of action that takes the attention of the driver away from the road. This can include talking on the phone, texting, or changing the radio station. Drivers who are distracted are more likely to strike pedestrians, so it’s important to stay focused while behind the wheel.
If you have been hit by a car while walking, it is important to speak with an experienced Moody pedestrian accident attorney to discuss your legal options.
After being hurt in a pedestrian accident, you may be able to seek financial compensation to cover your medical costs and more. Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your case. Our team will fight to ensure you are able to secure the compensation that you need to cover some of the costs and losses you face. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today by calling 816-888-8888.
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