St Charles, MO (November 9, 2022) – A major traffic collision reported in St. Charles County left four people injured on Tuesday afternoon. Just after 12:15 p.m., on November 8, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a traffic accident on Missouri State Route 94.
According to local law enforcement, the driver of a 2019 BMW X3 suffered a medical emergency while they were stopped at a red light on the eastbound side of Missouri State Route 94 over Interstate 70. As a result, the vehicle became involved in a collision with the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze. The BMW then traveled eastbound into the westbound lane of the roadway and struck a 2012 Nissan Altima before crashing into the rear of a 2013 Toyota Corolla. All four vehicles were severely damaged due to the accident.
A total of four victims suffered injuries in the crash. A 20-year-old man from St. Charles, Missouri, identified as Craig Eddy, was transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was treated for serious injuries.
Three other victims, 22-year-old Shane Droege, 69-year-old Kathryn Pickett, and 73-year-old Larry Pickett, were all transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph’s Hospital in St. Charles, Missouri, where they were treated for injuries.
Investigations into the crash are currently underway.
We hope Craig Eddy, Shane Droege, Larry Pickett, and Kathryn Pickett are able to recover quickly following this crash.
Car Accidents in Missouri
In Missouri, thousands of people are hurt in crashes on a monthly basis as a result of negligence. When innocent people are harmed, they are able to file legal actions against the responsible parties. In order to be successful in your lawsuit, you will need to prove four elements of negligence existed at the time of the crash.
You will need to show that the other driver owed you a duty of care while sharing the road. As licensed motorists, we are all required to engage in actions that do not cause harm to others. When drivers fail to do so, such as when they speed or engage in another careless action, they are not upholding their duty of care.
To prove that the defendant breached their duty of care, you will need to show that their actions directly led to your injuries. This can be done by providing documentation that shows that the driver was charged with speeding or impairment. You can also show reports or videos that the driver was speeding or engaging in another act of negligence.
To prove that your injuries were caused by the breach of duty, you will need medical records detailing your injuries and how they were caused by the accident. You can demonstrate this by showing medical records or police reports.
Finally, you will need to show that the crash that caused your injuries also caused you damages. This can be proven by showing medical bills, vehicle repair statements, and various other documents that show economic and non-economic damages resulting from your crash.
Our St. Charles car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you prove your case and demand timely compensation on your behalf. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers at 816-888-8888.
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