Morley, MO (November 11, 2022) – A rear-end collision took place in Scott County on Friday evening that left one man with significant injuries, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. First responders were notified that a traffic accident took place at around 5:30 p.m. on November 11.
Preliminary investigations show that the crash occurred on US Highway 61 in Morley, Missouri.
According to law enforcement, a 2006 Jeep liberty crashed into the rear of a 2012 Nissan Sentra while traveling on the highway. The 17-year-old female driver of the Jeep was not injured in the accident.
The driver of the Nissan, 38-year-old Jeromey Wheelis of Oran, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries. Wheelis was transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he underwent emergency medical care.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
We hope Jeromey Wheelis is able to make a full recovery following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Car collisions occur frequently in Missouri that result in significant injuries for those involved. Unfortunately, many victims are left with serious injuries that require medical care. When people are involved in rear-end collisions, they are likely to suffer from whiplash, head trauma, and other significant injuries that can demand medical care.
There are many common causes of rear-end accidents. One of the most common is distracted driving. When drivers are not paying attention to the road ahead, they may not see the car in front of them that are stopped or slowing down. This can lead to a serious rear-end collision.
Other common causes of rear-end accidents include:
- Following too closely: If you tailgate the car in front of you, you may not have enough time to react if they slam on their brakes.
- Speeding: Driving too fast makes it more difficult to stop quickly if the car ahead of you suddenly stops.
- Poor visibility: If it’s raining or foggy, visibility is reduced, making it harder to see the car ahead of you.
- Dangerous road conditions: If the roads are icy or there’s construction debris on the roadway, these hazardous conditions can make it more difficult to stop in time to avoid hitting the car in front of you.
If you have been hurt as a result of a rear-end collision, a Morley car accident lawyer can help you pursue legal action against the driver who is at fault. Following a traffic accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for the damages that you face. This can include compensation for your lost wages, medical expenses, and various other costs and losses resulting from your crash.
You can depend on our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. to fight fearlessly to help you get justice. For more than three decades, our team has fought to protect the legal rights of Missourians who have been harmed by negligent motorists. You can depend on our team to fight to ensure you are able to get justice. Schedule a consultation with our team today by calling 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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