Oak Ridge, MO (November 17, 2022) – A vehicle crash took place in Cape Girardeau County that sent two people to area hospitals with serious injuries. On November 16, at around 8:10 p.m., a crash took place on Interstate 55.
Preliminary investigations provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2008 Honda Civic was involved in a collision on Interstate 55, along the southbound side of the roadway near mile marker 114.8 the impact of the collision sent the vehicle off the side of the roadway where it struck a cable barrier.
The vehicle then returned to the roadway and traveled off the right side of the road, and struck an embankment. The vehicle was totaled in the crash.
18-year-old Nathaniel Wallace and a 15-year-old male, both from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, both suffered serious injuries in the crash. The two victims were transported by ambulance to St. Francis Hospital, where they underwent emergency treatment.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope Nathaniel Wallace and the teen hurt in this crash recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can change your life forever. This is particularly true if you have been left with significant injuries as a result of your crash. Each year, we see countless people hospitalized with severe injuries as a result of accidents that take place here in Missouri. Common injuries from automobile collisions include:
- Head injuries: Such as concussions, skull fractures, and TBIs.
- Neck injuries: Such as herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, and fractures.
- Back injuries: Such as herniated discs, fractured vertebrae, and other painful injuries.
- Shoulder injuries: Such as rotator cuff tear, dislocated shoulder, and other significant injuries that limit your range of motion.
- Arm and hand injuries: Such as fractures, sprains/strains, nerve damage, and other painful injuries that demand medical care.
- Leg and foot injuries: Such as fractures, sprains/strains, and other injuries that require casting and surgery.
If another driver’s careless actions have caused you harm, an Oak Ridge car accident lawyer can help you fight to get justice.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you pursue legal action. Following your crash, our team will guide you through the entire legal process. We will remain by your side every step of the way as we gather evidence and file your case. We will negotiate compensation on your behalf to ensure you have the money that you need to cover the damages you face. Our lawyers will fight to make sure you are able to recover the maximum compensation possible for your injuries and damages. Schedule a free consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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