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Cooper, MO – Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Wreck on I-70 near MM 97.8

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Cooper, MO (October 15, 2022) – A traffic collision reported in Cooper County left two people injured. At around 12:50 p.m., on October 14, calls for assistance were received by the Missouri State Highway Patrol regarding a vehicle wreck on Interstate 70.

According to MSHP, a 2010 Ford Edge and a 2012 Ford Fusion collided on the westbound side of Interstate 70. As a result of the collision, the Fusion went off the left side of the roadway and struck the median cable barrier. The crash caused delays near mile marker 97.8.

Two people in the Fusion, 19-year-old Claudia Sanchez-Fuentes and 51-year-old Walter Bonilla Ayala, were both injured in the crash. The victims were transported by Cooper County EMS to University Hospital, where they underwent treatment for their injuries.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

Our thoughts are with Claudia Sanchez-Fuentes and Walter Bonilla Ayala at this time.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Cooper, MO – Two Injured in Two-Vehicle Wreck on I-70 near MM 97.8Crashes continued to take place day after day that result in severe injuries for those involved. Here in Missouri, we see tens of thousands of people hospitalized annually as a result of collisions. In many cases, these accidents are caused by drivers who engage in acts of negligence. Leading factors in crashes across the state include:

  • Drivers who are speeding
  • Drivers who are impaired
  • Drivers who are distracted
  • Drivers who failed to yield to others
  • Drivers who run red lights or pass stop signs

When innocent people are hurt as a result of collisions, they are able to file personal injury claims against the responsible drivers. These claims can help those harmed to recover financial compensation to help ease some of the financial struggles they face after their accidents. A car accident lawyer in Cooper can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation for your damages following your crash.

Some of the damages that our Cooper personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you recover following your crash include compensation for:

  • Medical expenses: You may be able to recover the costs of any medical treatment that you needed as a result of the accident, including hospitalization, surgery, and rehabilitation.
  • Lost income: If the accident caused you to miss work or lose any income, you may be able to recover those losses through your lawsuit.
  • Pain and suffering: This is a type of non-economic damage that can compensate you for the physical pain and emotional suffering that you endured as a result of the accident.
  • Punitive damages: In some cases, punitive damages may be available if the person who caused the accident acted with gross negligence or intentional wrongdoing.

Our lawyers can meet with you for free consultation at your earliest convenience. Our team will help you through the process and protect your legal rights every step of the way. Contact our Missouri law firm at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.