Jefferson, MO (October 12, 2022) – Authorities responded to a crash in Jefferson County on Tuesday afternoon that left a 29-year-old man injured. On October 11, calls came in for assistance regarding a crash that occurred on Schumacher Road.
At around 2:25 p.m., a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta and a 2020 Chevrolet Trax collided on Schumacher Road just south of Highway 30. Both vehicles were damaged extensively as a result of the collision. The two vehicles had to be removed from the scene by an area towing company.
The driver of the Volkswagen, 29-year-old Daniel Cardinale from Highridge, Missouri, suffered injuries in the crash. He was transported by North Jefferson County ambulance to Mercy Hospital South, where he underwent emergency care.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.
Our thoughts are with Daniel Cardinale as we hope for his full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, tens of thousands of people are hurt as a result of crashes in our state. Unfortunately, statistics show that many Missouri car accidents are caused by driver error. There are many different ways that drivers can cause accidents, but some of the most common include:
- Speeding: Speed is a factor in nearly 30% of all Missouri car accidents. Drivers who speed are more likely to lose control of their vehicles, and they are also more likely to cause serious injuries or fatalities if they do crash.
- Distractions: Distractions are a leading cause of crashes in our state each year. Unfortunately, anything can take a person’s attention off the road and have serious consequences. Whether a person is engaging in conversation with someone in their backseat, changing the radio station, or texting on their phone, these actions continue to cause harm to innocent people daily.
- Aggressive Driving: Aggressive driving behaviors, such as tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, or making unsafe lane changes can increase the chances of an accident happening. Drivers who engage in aggressive driving put themselves and others at risk of being involved in a serious car crash.
If you have been harmed as a result of a car accident, it is important to take action to protect your rights. You must reach out to a car accident lawyer in Jefferson right away to pursue legal action against the responsible party. Following your crash, you can recover financial compensation for medical costs, repairs for your vehicle, and more.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we can help you understand your legal options and take the necessary steps to secure the compensation that you deserve. To learn more about your case and how we can help, contact us at 816-888-8888, or send us a message online today.
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