Ava, MO (October 17, 2022) – A man and woman from Mountain Home, Arkansas, were both hospitalized as a result of a multi-vehicle collision that occurred in Douglas County.
According to preliminary investigations, and around 7:45 p.m., on October 15, a 2015 Hyundai Veloster was traveling on Highway 5, when it crossed over the center line and struck a 2021 Toyota RAV4 before running off the left side of the road and overturning.
The impact of the collision caused the Toyota to run off the right side of the road, strike a guardrail, and return to the main lines of travel. The vehicle then traveled off the left side of the roadway and struck a guardrail.
Debris from the collision struck a 2021 Ford Bronco, causing some damage.
The driver of the Toyota, 48-year-old Matthew Hershberger, and his passenger, 47-year-old Nicole Hershberger, were both injured in the crash. The two victims were transported by ambulance to Baxter Regional Medical Center in Mountain Home, Arkansas, for emergency care.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is actively investigating the crash at this time.
We hope Matthew Hershberger and Nicole Hershberger are able to recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Car accidents can happen anywhere and at any time, but there are some factors that make them more likely to occur. For example, speeding is a leading cause of car accidents, accounting for nearly one-third of all crashes in Missouri. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs are also more likely to be involved in an accident, as are those who are distracted by their cell phones or other devices.
Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are while traveling across our state, there are still drivers who will engage in reckless and negligent actions that could potentially cause you harm. If you’ve been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle accident, a car accident lawyer in Ava can help you explore the legal options available to help you move forward.
Following a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to file a claim against the responsible driver. A personal injury lawsuit can help you recover compensation for lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Having a knowledgeable car accident lawyer by your side can make a big difference when it comes to your ability to prevail.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are well aware of the games that insurance companies play. We know how to handle these self-serving entities and we will do whatever we can to make sure you are able to maximize the compensation you recover. Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started. Contact our law firm today at 816-888-8888.
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