Cape Girardeau, MO (October 14, 2022) – A 27-year-old woman from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, was left injured following a traffic collision that took place on Wednesday morning. At around 9:50 a.m., on October 12, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on West Cape Rock Road.
According to reports, a collision between a 2012 Chrysler 200 and a 2007 Ford F150 pickup truck took place on West Cape Rock Road during the morning hours. In addition to the Ford striking the Chrysler, the Ford also struck a mailbox during the collision. Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the crash.
The driver of the Chrysler, 27-year-old McKayla Hodge, suffered injuries in the crash. Hodge was transported to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where she was treated for injuries.
Investigations into the cause of this two-vehicle collision are underway.
Our thoughts are with McKayla Hodge as we hope for her full recovery
Car Accidents in Missouri
According to statistics, more than 55,000 people are hospitalized annually as a result of injuries they suffer in motor vehicle accidents across our state. There are many cases where people suffer debilitating injuries due to the negligence of others.
There are many factors that contribute to this increase. One factor is the increasing number of drivers on the road. The population in Missouri has been growing steadily for the past few years. This means there are more cars on the road, and more opportunities for accidents to happen.
Another factor is distracted driving. Drivers are using their phones more than ever before, and this can lead to serious accidents. It’s important to keep your eyes on the road and not be distracted by your phone or anything else when you’re driving.
When drivers engage in acts of negligence while operating their vehicles, they may be held accountable for any resulting injuries and damages. In Missouri, the comparative negligence rule is followed in cases involving car accidents. This rule states that each party involved in an accident is responsible for the damages they cause, and their liability is determined by their percentage of fault. For example, if one driver is found to be 80% at fault for an accident, they would be liable for 80% of the damages caused.
This rule can be helpful in cases where both parties are at fault for an accident, as it allows each party to recover damages from the other party based on their relative degree of fault. However, it can also lead to complex legal disputes over who was ultimately at fault for an accident. If you have been involved in a car accident in Missouri, it is important to speak with a Cape Girardeau car accident attorney who can help you determine your rights and options.
The Cape Girardeau personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have experience handling car accident cases, and they can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages. Contact us today for a free consultation by calling 816-888-8888.
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