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Gallatin, MO – Jay Blackburn Injured in Auto Collision on MO-6

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Gallatin, MO (October 27, 2022) – A traffic collision took place in Daviess County that left one man seriously injured. Just after 4 p.m., on October 24, emergency crews were requested at the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Missouri State Route six.

According to local news sources, a 2021 Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck and a 2016 Chrysler town and country were both traveling eastbound on Missouri State Route 6. As the driver of the Chrysler slowed down for traffic, the Chevrolet crashed into the rear of the vehicle. Both vehicles were significantly damaged as a result of the motor vehicle collision. The Chrysler had to be towed away from the scene due to it being totaled by the accident.

The driver of the Chrysler, 51-year-old Jay Blackburn of golds, Missouri, was seriously injured in the crash. Blackburn was transported to Cameron Regional Medical Center by Daviess County EMS, where he underwent emergency medical treatment.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is in charge of the crash investigation.

We hope Jay Blackburn recovers quickly following this accident.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Gallatin, MO - Jay Blackburn Injured in Auto Collision on MO-6Motor vehicle accidents occur daily in Missouri that result in devastating injuries. Unfortunately, there are some cases where accidents are caused by negligence. One of the most common types of accidents is rear-end collisions. They often happen when someone is not paying attention or is following too closely.

Rear-end collisions typically involve a lot of force, and they can cause serious injuries. The force of the impact can cause whiplash, neck injuries, back injuries, and even head injuries.

Unfortunately, there are many reasons why rear-end accidents continue to take place every day. Drivers who engage in reckless and negligent actions are more likely to cause severe accidents. In fact, rear-end collisions are some of the most common types of accidents reported in our state.

If you have been harmed as a result of a rear-end motor vehicle accident, you may be able to pursue legal action against the driver who is at fault. In order to recover, you must be able to prove negligence existed at the time of the crash.

There are many different ways to prove negligence in a rear-end collision. The most common way is to show that the driver who rear-ended you was following too closely. To do this, you will need to show that the other driver had enough time to stop before hitting you, but failed to do so.

You can also prove negligence by showing that the other driver was distracted at the time of the collision. For example, if the other driver was on their phone or not paying attention to the road, they may be held liable for your injuries.

If you were injured in a rear-end collision, it is important to speak with a Gallatin car accident lawyer who can help you investigate your case and determine how to best proceed.

Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will conduct an investigation into your accident, gather evidence on your behalf, and fight to get you compensation. Schedule a consultation with our team today at 816-888-8888 to get started.

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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.