Westview, MO (November 30, 2022) – A traffic crash took place in Newton County that left a 46-year-old woman from Seneca, Missouri, injured. At around 6 p.m., November 28, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a crash occurred on Highway Y.
Preliminary investigations provided by local authorities indicate that a 2020 Nissan Rogue crashed into a 1996 Ford F250 pickup truck on Highway Y just five miles east of Seneca, Missouri. The incident caused severe disruptions in the area as MS HP and firefighters blocked off multiple travel lanes to assist.
A 46-year-old woman involved in the accident, identified as Susan Rhinehart, suffered injuries in the crash. She was transported to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, for emergency care.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
We hope Susan Rhinehart recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, car crashes in the state of Missouri result in severe injuries for those involved. Regrettably, we see countless people hospitalized as a result of car crash injuries every single year. In many cases, victims have to go through extensive treatment for the injuries they suffered.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur when the head is violently jarred or hit, causing the brain to strike the inside of the skull. TBIs can range from mild concussions to more severe damage that can lead to long-term problems or even death.
Spinal cord injuries occur when the spine is damaged, either by a blow to the back or by something piercing the spinal cord. Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis below the level of injury. In other words, if someone sustains a spinal cord injury at the neck level, they may be paralyzed from the neck down.
Broken bones are another common injury from car crashes. The force of a car crash can break bones in the arms, legs, ribs, or spine. The most common broken bone from a car crash is a broken bone in the arm or leg.
Concussions are also common injuries from car crashes. These injuries can result in confusion, headaches, dizziness, and various other negative side effects.
Any type of serious injury can impact the life of the victim indefinitely. Should you be injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may have legal options available to help you move forward. A car accident lawyer in Westview can help you seek financial compensation for the damages you face.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it’s important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we have over 25 years of experience helping accident victims get the compensation they deserve. We offer free initial consultations, so call us today at 816-888-8888 to schedule yours.
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