Warrensburg, MO (November 9, 2022) – A traffic collision was reported in Johnson County that left one man injured. At around 6:43 p.m., on November 6, first responders were notified that a traffic collision took place on Northwest Division Road that required assistance.
According to local news sources, a 2011 Chevrolet Silverado was making a wide turn on Northwest Division Road at the intersection of 101 Road when it collided with a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer.
The driver of the Chevrolet trailblazer, 28-year-old Sawyer Miller of Warrensburg, Missouri, was injured as a result of the collision. Miller was transported by ambulance to Western Missouri Medical Center, where he was treated for the injuries he had suffered.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is actively investigating the collision.
We hope Sawyer Miller is able to recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Accidents involving two or more vehicles are often more severe than single-vehicle collisions. When two or more vehicles collide forcefully, it can result in vehicles suffering extensive damage, overturning, or going off the roadway. Regrettably, multi-vehicle crashes occur in Missouri daily that result in severe injuries for those involved.
In many cases, crashes that take place here in Missouri are a result of negligence. We see many accidents take place as a result of negligent actions, such as:
- Distracted driving: Drivers place other drivers at risk of being harmed when they engage in actions like talking, eating, or texting on their phones while operating their vehicles. Distractions take the attention of drivers off the road, and can result in vehicles striking others in congested areas or even at intersections. It can also lead to drivers drifting out of lanes.
- Impairment: Drivers who are intoxicated continue to cause thousands of accidents interstate every year. Even though the blood alcohol content level of drivers in our state must be below 0.08%, we continue to see crashes caused by drivers who have a BAC level well above this.
- Failing to yield: Failing to yield to other vehicles can have deadly consequences. In Missouri, we see many people suffer severe injuries as a result of drivers who failed to yield while turning at intersections or while switching lanes.
- Passing stop signs: Drivers who failed to stop at intersections can place the lives of other people at risk. We see many crashes, particularly T-bone accidents, occur at intersections where drivers run red lights are passed through stop signs.
If you have been hurt in a traffic accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, you may have legal avenues that you can take to secure financial compensation to cover some of the damages you face. Consulting with a Warrensburg car accident lawyer can help to ensure you are aware of your legal options and fight to protect your rights.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you better understand the legal rights that you have. We will educate you with regard to legal options that are available to help you get justice. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our Missouri personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888.
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