Willard, MO (November 30, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Greene County on Monday evening that sent a 93-year-old woman to an area hospital with injuries. At around 5:05 p.m., on November 28, calls for assistance came in regarding a traffic crash that occurred on Route O.
According to law enforcement, a 2002 Chevrolet Malibu pulled into the path of a 2010 GMC Sierra on Route O just one-quarter of a mile east of Willard, Missouri. As a result, the vehicles suffered extensive damage due to colliding with one another. The victims had to be removed from the scene by a towing company.
A 93-year-old woman involved in the crash, Marjorie Shelton of Willard, Missouri, suffered injuries. Shelton was transported by ambulance to Cox South Hospital, where she underwent emergency care.
The circumstances surrounding the traffic collision are under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol at this time.
We hope Marjorie Shelton recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
A vehicle accident can have a very negative impact on your life. Unfortunately, tens of thousands of crashes in the state of Missouri leave victims with debilitating injuries every year. Many people involved in accidents are left with severe spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other debilitating injuries that require medical care.
In many cases, innocent people are harmed in crashes that are caused by drivers who are negligent. The top three causes of car accidents that we see right here in the state of Missouri are:
- Distracted driving: This can include texting, talking on the phone, fiddling with the radio, etc. Anything that takes your attention away from the road is a potential danger.
- Driving under the influence: Both drugs and alcohol can impair your ability to drive and increase the risk of accidents. Never get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking or taking drugs.
- Speeding: Going too fast increases the chances of losing control of your car and getting into an accident. Obey posted speed limits and drive at a speed that’s comfortable for conditions.
If you have suffered injuries as a result of a crash that was caused by any act of negligence, a Willard car accident lawyer can help you protect your legal rights. Allowing your crash, you may be able to recover financial compensation to alleviate some of the costs and losses that you face. Having a skilled legal team can make a big difference when it comes to your ability to prevail.
No one should have to suffer the hardship of an injury alone. The personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are here to help you get through this difficult time and get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 816-888-8888 for a free consultation to see how we can help you.
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