Pleasant Hill, MO (November 24, 2022) – A traffic collision took place in Cass County that sent a man and woman to area hospitals with significant injuries. On November 24, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a crash occurred on country club Drive.
According to reports, at around 12:55 a.m., the driver of a 2007 Chevrolet equinox failed to stop at a stop sign while passing through the intersection of country club Drive and Lexington Road. As a result, the vehicle entered the path of a 2017 Ford Explorer, causing the two vehicles to collide. Both vehicles came to rest, blocking the center of the roadway, causing delays in the area. The two vehicles were severely damaged and had to be towed from the scene.
The Pleasant Hill Police Department and Cass County deputies responded to the scene to provide assistance.
Two people in the Ford, 33-year-old Christopher Langsdale and 34-year-old Samantha Stoner, both suffered significant injuries. Both victims were transported by ambulance to Centerpoint Medical Center, where they underwent emergency care.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is actively investigating the crash.
We hope Christopher Langsdale and Samantha Stoner are able to recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every year, car accidents take place in Missouri that result in devastating injuries for those involved. We see countless people hospitalized with severe trauma to the head, spinal cord fractures, and even broken bones. Suffering from any type of injury in an accident can result in towering financial burdens for medical treatment and other losses.
Unfortunately, many of these accidents take place at intersections. In fact, statistics show that nearly 40%of accidents that occur annually take place at intersections in the United States. There are many potential causes of car accidents at intersections. Some of the most common include:
- Distracted driving: Drivers who are distracted by their passengers, their cell phones, or other objects inside or outside of the vehicle are more likely to cause an accident at an intersection.
- Failing to yield: Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to oncoming traffic or pedestrians can cause a serious collision.
- Speeding: Excessive speed is one of the leading causes of accidents and is especially dangerous at intersections where vehicles are turning.
- Reckless driving: Any type of reckless driving, such as running red lights or stop signs, can lead to an accident at an intersection.
If you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by the careless or negligent actions of another motorist, a car accident lawyer in Pleasant Hill can help you protect your legal rights.
Following your accident, our lawyers that Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help to build a strong case on your behalf. We will demand compensation so you have the financial resources you need to cover your medical costs, repair your vehicle, and more. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888.
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