Savannah, MO (November 20, 2022) – A 22-year-old woman from Savannah, Missouri, was left injured as a result of a crash between two vehicles that occurred on Saturday evening. Just after 5:30 p.m., on November 19, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to the scene of a crash on Business Highway 71.
Preliminary reports show that a 2006 Dodge 2500 pickup truck and a 2022 Chevrolet Colorado were both traveling southbound on Business Highway 71. As the driver of the Dodge began to slow their vehicle to make a left turn, the driver of the Chevrolet failed to observe the vehicle slowing. As a result, the Chevrolet crashed into the rear of the Dodge. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.
22-year-old Hailey Coursen suffered injuries as a result of the crash. She was transported to Mosaic life care in St. Joseph, Missouri, for medical care.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope Hailey Coursen is able to make a full recovery following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Vehicle crashes often and in debilitating injuries for victims. We see countless people in Missouri left with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even severe compound fractures as a result of their accidents. Unfortunately, many of these accidents involve the front of one vehicle crashing into the rear of another. These accidents are often referred to as rear-end collisions and can have a devastating impact on the lives of those involved.
Rear-end accidents take place for a variety of reasons in Missouri. Many of them involve negligence.
Passing stop signs is a common cause of rear-end accidents because it involves not only failing to yield to oncoming traffic, but also failing to see and react to a stopped or slowing car in time. This can easily lead to an accident, especially if the driver behind you is following too closely.
Failing to yield is another leading cause of rear-end accidents. This can happen when you’re making a left turn and fail to yield to oncoming traffic, or when you’re merging onto a freeway and fail to yield to traffic already on the road. Again, if the driver behind you is following too closely, this can easily lead to an accident.
Finally, following too closely is probably the leading cause of rear-end accidents. If you’re tailgating the car in front of you, you’re not giving yourself enough time to brake if that car suddenly stops or slows down. And even if the car in front of you doesn’t stop unexpectedly, if you’re following too closely and there’s any kind of sudden braking by that car, you could easily rear-end it.
A car accident lawyer in Savannah can help you pursue legal action against the person who is responsible for your crash. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the collision, you may be able to recover financial compensation to alleviate some of the damages you face.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you seek compensation from the person who is responsible for your crash. Our team will investigate your accident and gather evidence from various sources. We will even work with experts who are able to re-create your crash. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888.
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