Ava, MO (October 8, 2022) – A 70-year-old woman was hospitalized with moderate injuries following a pedestrian accident in Douglas County. At around 12:30 p.m., on October 7, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on Highway 76.
According to reports provided by local law enforcement, a 2004 Volkswagen Touareg was traveling on Highway six when it struck a pedestrian just eight miles west of Ava, Missouri. The pedestrian was checking her mail at the time of the accident.
The pedestrian, 70-year-old Lesa Berger, of Ava, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries. Berger was transported by ambulance to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, where she underwent emergency care.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the collision at this time.
Our thoughts are with Lesa Berger as we hope for her full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Every year, we see thousands of Missourians suffer serious injuries as a result of crashes that take place in our state. Unfortunately, these accidents are often caused by drivers who engage in acts of negligence.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Missouri. It can include anything from texting on a cell phone while driving, eating, or even talking on the phone. Even a moment of inattention can have serious consequences for others sharing the road.
Failing to yield is another major cause of car accidents. This can happen when drivers are making a turn and don’t see oncoming traffic, or when they are pulling out into traffic and don’t give the right-of-way to other cars.
Running red lights is also a very common cause of car accidents in Missouri. Red light runners often do not see the other vehicles or pedestrians until it is too late, which can lead to serious injuries or even death. This is especially dangerous for pedestrians at intersections. Whether drivers are in a hurry or they just don’t see the light change, running red lights and passing stop signs at intersections can have deadly consequences.
If you have been harmed as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to file a personal injury case against the person who is responsible. An Ava pedestrian accident lawyer can help you explore the options available to help you get justice following your crash.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have more than three decades of experience fighting to protect their legal rights of Missourians who have been harmed by negligent motorists. Our team will help you by conducting an investigation into your crash. We will gather evidence from various sources to build your case invite to get you justice. We will demand full compensation to cover your damages and losses. Contact our law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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