Steelville, MO (November 22, 2022) – A truck accident had taken place in Crawford County on Monday evening, leaving a 78-year-old man from Bloomingdale, Missouri, with moderate injuries. At around 5:40 p.m., November 21, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a crash occurred on Highway 8.
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the driver of a 2023 Freightliner was improperly stopped on Highway eight, approximately three miles east of Steelville, Missouri. As the vehicle attempted to back up into a private driveway, he collided with a 2003 Dodge Dakota. The two vehicles sustained significant damage.
The driver of the Dodge, 78-year-old Edward Stockamp, suffered significant injuries in the crash. He was transported to Missouri Baptist Hospital in Sullivan, Missouri, for emergency care.
The incident remains under investigation.
We hope Edward Stockamp recovers quickly following this accident.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Being involved in a truck accident can leave you with severe and debilitating injuries. Unfortunately, truck accidents leave tens of thousands of people in the United States injured every single year. The majority of these accidents are caused by negligence. We see countless people suffer significant injuries due to drivers who are distracted, drowsy, or engaging in acts of negligence.
Driver fatigue is a common issue for truckers. Long hours on the road can take their toll, and many drivers end up driving when they’re tired. This can lead to them making mistakes, such as switching lanes without looking or not paying attention to their surroundings.
Distractions are another big problem for truckers. That’s why it’s so important for truckers to limit distractions as much as possible. Unfortunately, we see many truck accidents take place due to drivers who are using their cell phone, talking on CB radios, or eating while behind the wheel.
Switching lanes carelessly is also a leading cause of truck accidents. When changing lanes, truckers need to be extra careful and make sure they’re doing so safely. This means using turn signals, checking their mirrors, and looking over their shoulder before moving into another lane. Unfortunately, we see many truck drivers switch lanes in a reckless manner and cause severe accidents.
If you’ve been hurt due to a truck accident, a Steelville truck accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation from the person who is responsible. Due to the complexities of truck accident cases, it is important that you have a skilled and seasoned legal team by your side every step of the way. An attorney will be able to guide you and fight for fair compensation to cover all of the damages you face.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. is well-versed in handling these legal matters for truck crash victims across the state. Our team will fight to ensure you are able to hold the person who is responsible for your accident to account. We will fight for fair compensation on your behalf. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers at 816-888-8888.
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