Richland, MO (November 18, 2022) – Authorities and Laclede County were requested to provide assistance on-site at a traffic accident involving a semi-truck that took place on Thursday morning.
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, on November 17, at around 5:40 a.m., a 1999 Toyota Camry and a 2004 Peterbilt tractor-trailer collided on the westbound side of Interstate 44 near mile marker 141.
The incident left both vehicles with significant damage.
The driver of the Toyota, 22-year-old Logan Gibson of Springfield, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries in the crash. He was airlifted and flown by Mercy Air Ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for emergency care.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope Logan Gibson recovers quickly following this accident.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Truck accidents are a daily occurrence here in the state of Missouri. Each year, thousands of people suffer injuries as a result of commercial vehicle collisions in our state. In many cases, these accidents are preventable. We see many people harmed as a result of crashes caused by negligence.
Tiredness and fatigue are one of the most common causes of truck accidents. Drivers may feel pressure to meet delivery deadlines and may drive for long hours without rest. This can lead to driver errors, such as falling asleep at the wheel or making poor decisions.
Distracted driving is another major cause of truck accidents. Drivers may be distracted by their cell phones, CB radios, or even other people in the cab. They might also be distracted by objects outside the vehicle, such as billboards or scenery. Distracted driving can lead to delayed reactions and poor decision-making.
The third leading cause of truck accidents is failure to yield. Drivers might fail to yield when turning, changing lanes, or merging into traffic. They might also fail to yield when approaching a stopped or disabled vehicle on the side of the road. Failing to yield can result in a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian.
If you have been hurt as a result of a truck accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward and secure financial compensation. A Richland truck accident lawyer can help you explore the legal options that are available.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are committed to helping truck crash victims get justice. Our team will meticulously investigate your accident and gather strong evidence. We will fight to ensure you are able to get the money you need to cover your medical expenses and various other damages that you face. Our lawyers offer free consultations to all prospective clients. Contact our team today at 816-888-8888 to discuss your case and get started.
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