Arlington Township, MO (October 11, 2022) – A woman from St. Robert, Missouri, was left injured following a truck accident that took place in Phelps County. On October 9, emergency crews were called to a crash that occurred on Interstate 44.
According to local law enforcement, at around three p.m., the driver of a 2023 Freightliner failed to observe traffic that was stopped ahead on the roadway near mile marker 179.4. As a result, the Freightliner crashed into a 2017 Toyota Prius in the rear.
The driver of the Toyota, 62-year-old Elina Makridis, was injured in the accident. She was transported by ambulance to Phelps Health Hospital in Rolla, Missouri, where she was treated for her injuries.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Elina Makridis as we hope for her full recovery.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Truck accidents in the United States take the lives of thousands of people each year. Here in Missouri, countless victims and families are negatively affected by these severe accidents. Truck accidents are more likely to result in significant injuries for those involved. Unfortunately, many people are involved in truck accidents due to negligent drivers. Some of the leading causes of these accidents include:
- Driver error: Truck drivers are required to follow certain rules and regulations when operating their vehicles. When they fail to do so, it can result in an accident. Common examples of driver errors include speeding, distracted driving, and fatigue.
- Mechanical issues: Truck accidents can also be caused by mechanical issues with the truck itself. This could include problems with the brakes, tires, or steering system.
- Weather conditions: Bad weather can make it more difficult for trucks to stop or maneuver safely. Ice, snow, and rain can all contribute to truck accidents.
- Road conditions: Poorly maintained roads can also lead to truck accidents. Potholes, debris in the road, and uneven pavement can all cause problems for trucks.
If you have been injured in a truck accident in Missouri, it is important to contact a skilled truck accident lawyer in Arlington Township right away. Unlike most types of vehicle collisions, truck accidents can have several people who are liable for the resulting injuries. In some cases, this can include the driver of the truck, the trucking company, the truck owner, or the maintenance company for the truck.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will be able to help you identify the cause of your crash. We will identify who is liable in take legal action against them. We will demand compensation to help you cover the damages you face resulting from your collision. Contact our law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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