Springfield, MO (November 10, 2022) – A man and woman were both left seriously injured following a traffic accident in Greene County. The crash was reported at 10 p.m., on Tuesday, November 7.
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2001 GMC Sierra crossed over the center line while traveling on Route H just 200 feet north of Springfield, Missouri. As a result, the vehicle collided with a 2011 GMC Acadia. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash.
Two people suffered serious injuries in the accident. The victims were identified as 50-year-old Terry Alvey of Republic, Missouri, and 29-year-old Jennifer Evans of Pleasant Hope, Missouri. Both victims were transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, where they underwent further care.
The incident remains under investigation at this time.
We hope Terry Alvey and Jennifer Evans recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
It is nearly impossible to prepare for the impact that a motor vehicle accident will have on your life. Regrettably, countless people in our state are harmed every single year. Many of these accidents take place when drivers cross over the centerline of travel.
There are a number of reasons why vehicles may cross over the centerline and strike another vehicle head-on. Some of the most common causes include:
- Driver distraction: Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of accidents on the road today. When drivers take their eyes off the road, even for a few seconds, they increase their risk of veering into oncoming traffic.
- Intoxication: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is extremely dangerous and increases your chances of crossing over into oncoming traffic.
- Fatigue: Drowsy driving is another major cause of head-on collisions. When drivers are tired, they may have trouble staying in their lane and may drift into oncoming traffic.
- Weather conditions: Bad weather can make it difficult to see other vehicles on the road, which increases the risk of a head-on collision. Additionally, slick roads can make it harder to control your vehicle, increasing the likelihood of crossing over into oncoming traffic.
If you have been hurt in a traffic wreck as a result of another person’s reckless or careless actions, there are legal options that you have available to help you move forward. A Springfield car accident lawyer can help you pursue legal action and get justice.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you seek the compensation that you need and deserve. Following your accident, our team will build a strong case on your behalf by investigating the accident and gathering evidence. We will fight to ensure you are able to get justice in that the person who caused your injuries is held accountable. Schedule a consultation at your earliest convenience by reaching out to our team at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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