Paris, MO (November 18, 2022) – A major traffic accident took place in Monroe County that left two people injured. Calls for help came in at around 11 a.m., on November 17.
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. A 2018 Kenworth truck tractor was traveling northbound on Missouri State Route 15 when it was struck by a General Electric ES44AC Engine just north of Madison Street. The impact of the collision caused the train to derail and strike a 1993 International dump truck, a 1985 Ford dump truck, and a 2004 Freightliner dump truck.
The train, the semi, and the 2000 Ford dump truck were all totaled as a result of the crash.
Three people were harmed in the accident. The victims were identified as 52-year-old Anthony Colley of Moberly, Missouri, and 39-year-old Jerrid Hulett of Moberly, Missouri.
The accident remains under investigation at this time.
We hope Anthony Colley and Jerrid Hulett are able to recover quickly following this accident.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Truck accidents are the cause of tens of thousands of injuries across the United States each year. Here in Missouri, we see countless innocent people suffer severe injuries as a result of these accidents. Unfortunately, many of these accidents are a result of drivers who engage in negligent practices while behind the wheel.
Fatigued driving is a major problem on the roads today, and it’s especially dangerous for those behind the wheel of a large truck. Truckers often have to drive for long hours at a time, and this can lead to them getting very tired. When they get tired, their reaction times slow down, and they may even fall asleep at the wheel. This can lead to a devastating accident.
Distracted driving is another leading cause of truck crashes in Missouri. Truckers are often juggling a lot of tasks at once, from keeping an eye on the road to monitoring their load and talking on the CB radio.
Finally, many accidents involving trucks occur because the driver fails to yield. Trucks are much larger than other vehicles on the road, and they need more time to stop or turn. If a truck driver doesn’t give themselves enough time to brake or turn safely, they may strike other vehicles nearby.
If you have been hurt as a result of an auto accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, a Paris truck accident lawyer can help you get justice. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your accident, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for medical costs and more.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you pursue legal action following your crash. We will demand timely compensation to make sure you have the money that you need for medical costs and more. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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