Bolivar, MO (October 19, 2022) – A major traffic collision took place in Polk County that left several people injured. On October 16, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the site of a crash on Highway 13.
At around 8 p.m., the driver of a 2016 Ford F150 pickup truck failed to yield the right-of-way to a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze on the southbound side of Highway 13 at the intersection with 425th Road. As a result, the two vehicles collided. A 2001 Ford F150 pickup truck attempted to avoid the crash by slowing suddenly when it was struck in the rear by a 2020 Chevrolet Equinox.
The crash blocked multiple lanes of travel.
Three people suffered injuries due to this traffic collision. EMS transported 30-year-old Kristina Wooten and an 11-year-old male to citizens Memorial Hospital in Boulevard, Missouri, for the treatment of injuries. The third victim, 49-year-old Roseann Dahlquist, was transported to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for the treatment of serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Kristina Wooten, Roseann Dahlquist, and the child injured in this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
According to statistics, more than 2.3 million people are injured as a result of crashes that take place across the United States every year. Unfortunately, the state of Missouri is no exception. Each year, we see tens of thousands of car accidents take place that result in injuries. Although many accidents are avoidable, many of them are caused by drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions.
Speeding is also a major cause of car accidents in Missouri. Speeding makes it harder for drivers to control their vehicles and increases the chance of an accident occurring. Speeding also makes it more likely that an accident will be severe, as higher speeds mean more force involved in any collision.
Car accidents can also be caused by weather conditions, such as ice or snow on the roads. Poor visibility due to fog or rain can also lead to accidents. However, even if the weather is a factor in an accident, it is usually only one factor among many. For example, if a driver is speeding in bad weather, the speeding will likely be considered more significant than the weather.
Finally, car accidents can also be caused by mechanical problems with a vehicle. If a car’s brakes fail or it has a flat tire, this can lead to an accident. However, these types of accidents are usually not as severe as those caused by driver error.
If you have been hurt as a result of a car accident, it is important that you reach out to a Bolivar car accident lawyer right away.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you pursue legal action against the driver who caused your crash. We will fight to help you get compensation to cover your losses. Contact our Missouri personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to schedule a free consultation.
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