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Eldridge, MO – Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 5 near Route E Ends in Injuries

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Eldridge, MO (October 7, 2022) – A 45-year-old man was transported to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon, Missouri, following a crash that took place in Laclede County. At around 5:30 p.m., on October 4, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the site of a crash that took place on Highway 5.

According to local news sources, a 1997 Chevrolet Silverado and a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado were both traveling on Highway 5 during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, a load on the back of the 1997 Chevrolet fell into the roadway. It was then struck by the 2007 Chevrolet.

One person involved in the accident, 45-year-old James Fohn, of Eldridge, Missouri, was injured in the accident. He was transported by Mercy ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Lebanon, Missouri, where he underwent treatment for his injuries.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is conducting a crash investigation at this time.

Our thoughts are with James Fohn as we hope for his timely recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Eldridge, MO – Two-Vehicle Crash on Highway 5 near Route E Ends in InjuriesEvery year, tens of thousands of innocent victims are harmed as a result of traffic collisions that take place right here in Missouri. There are many accidents that are caused by drivers who engage in acts of negligence while operating their automobiles.  Some of the most common causes of collisions that we see here in Missouri include:

Distracted driving: Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the road. Texting, talking on the phone, eating, drinking, and changing the radio are all examples of distracted driving.

Speeding: Speed is a factor in nearly one-third of all fatal car accidents in the United States. Speeding can make it difficult for drivers to maintain control of their vehicles in traffic congestion, construction zones, and around current roadways.

Drunk driving: Drunk driving is one of the most dangerous things you can do on the road. Although driving while impaired is illegal, we continue to see thousands of people harmed every year as a result of drunk and impaired drivers.

Drowsy driving: Drowsy driving is another major cause of car accidents. Driving while drowsy can be just as dangerous as impaired driving. Drivers who are drowsy may fall asleep and drift into other lanes of travel nearby.

If another driver’s reckless or careless actions have caused you harm, it is important that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. An Eldridge car accident lawyer can help you file a personal injury case against the person who caused your crash. This type of claim can help you seek financial compensation to cover your damages.

Our lawyers I Peterson & Associates, P.C. have over 30 years of experience helping injured parties across Missouri get justice following their accidents. Our team is dedicated to helping Missourians pursue legal action against those who caused them harm. If you’ve been hurt as a result of the crash, contact our law firm by calling 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.

Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know and we will do our best to remove it completely.

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.