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Jefferson, MO – Truck Crash on I-55 near Route M Leaves One Injured

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Truck Accidents

Jefferson, MO (October 27, 2022) – One man was left injured following a traffic collision that took place in Jefferson County. Just after 5 p.m., on October 24, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a collision that occurred on Interstate 55.

According to law enforcement, a 2009 Mercury Grand Marquis was traveling southbound on Interstate 55. At the same time, a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia was traveling southbound next to it. Next to the Freightliner was a 2018 GMC 3500, which is also traveling southbound in Lane one. For unknown reasons, the driver of the Mercury made an improper lane change and struck the Freightliner. The vehicle then struck the GMC.

The impact of the crash caused both vehicles to travel off the left side of the roadway and strike a concrete barrier. The GMC and the Mercury were both moderately damaged in the accident.

One person involved in the crash, 71-year-old Dana Brown of Mountain Grove, Missouri, suffered injuries in the accident. The victim was transported by Rock Township Ambulance District to Mercy Hospital South, where they were provided treatment for the injuries they suffered.

The incident remains under investigation at this time.

Our thoughts are with Dana Brown as we hope for his full recovery.

Truck Accidents in Missouri

Jefferson, MO – Truck Crash on I-55 near Route M Leaves One InjuredEach year, tens of thousands of auto collisions are reported in Missouri. When these accidents involve semi-trucks and commercial vehicles, the chances of suffering severe injuries are dramatically increased. Unfortunately, we see many accidents take place due to the actions of others.

Causes of crashes that we commonly see here in Missouri include:

  • Reckless driving: Reckless driving includes things like tailgating, weaving in and out of traffic, and running red lights or stop signs. If one driver was driving recklessly and that led to the accident, they can be held accountable for their actions.
  • Speeding: Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents. Drivers who are speeding, especially around curved roadways and in congested areas, may be unable to stop in time to avoid a collision.
  • Drinking and driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most dangerous things you can do on the road. Drivers who are under the influence often have a difficult time making sound decisions. Drinking can also impact their ability to comprehend colors, which can result in them passing through stop signs and red lights at intersections.
  • Distractions: Distracted driving includes things like talking on the phone, texting, eating, drinking, and changing the radio station. Distracted driving is dangerous and can lead to accidents. If one driver was distracted at the time of the accident, then that driver is likely at fault.

If you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident that was a result of another driver’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury case to seek financial compensation to cover the damages you face. A Jefferson truck accident lawyer can help you recover the maximum amount of compensation possible for your lawsuit.

Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you seek the compensation you need for medical costs and more. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers today by calling 816-888-8888.

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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.