St Louis, MO (November 25, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in the St. Louis area that resulted in injuries. On November 24, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed at the scene of the crash on Interstate 70.
According to law enforcement, a 2008 Hyundai Elantra was traveling westbound on Interstate 70 with a second vehicle at around 7:50 p.m. For unknown reasons, the driver of the second vehicle engaged in an improper lane change to the left. As a result, the vehicle struck the rear of the Hyundai. The impact of the crash because the Hyundai to travel off the left side of the roadway and struck a concrete median wall. The second vehicle fled the scene without stopping.
A passenger in the Hyundai, 18-year-old Shaniya Simmons of St. Louis, Missouri, was left with moderate injuries from the accident. She was provided transportation to SSM Health Depaul Hospital by Berkeley Fire Department, where she underwent emergency care.
At this time, the crash is under investigation.
We hope Shaniya Simmons is able to recover quickly following this crash.
Car Accidents in Missouri
It is no secret that motor vehicle accidents often have devastating consequences on the lives of those involved. Unfortunately, we see tens of thousands of people hospitalized with significant injuries here in the state of Missouri every year. Some of the most common injuries reported in car crashes in our state every year include:
- Spinal cord injuries.
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Internal organ injuries.
- Broken bones or compound fractures.
- Severe cuts and lacerations.
Although no two accidents are alike, there are several common factors that lead to them taking place. Unfortunately, there are many instances where people are severely harmed as a result of drivers who change lanes improperly.
When a driver fails to signal their intention to change lanes, or fails to check their mirrors and blind spots, they put other drivers at risk. In addition, if a driver attempts to change lanes too quickly, they may not have time to react if another vehicle is in their path.
If you have been harmed as a result of a car crash that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be able to take legal action against them. A St. Louis car accident lawyer will be able to help guide you through the legal process and fight for fair compensation.
Following your crash, our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will get to work immediately on building your case. We can schedule a free consultation to discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident. From there, our team will go out to the scene of the crash to gather evidence. We will reach out to experts who can re-create the crash to determine what occurred. A reconstructionist report will show all of the factors that contributed to the accident. This crucial evidence will help to prove your case. After we build a strong case for you, our team will negotiate compensation with the insurance company for the driver who is at fault. Our team can meet with you for free consultation to get started right away. Contact our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. today by calling 816-888-8888.
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