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Mount Vernon, MO – Three Transported to Mercy Hospital with Injuries after Motorcycle Crash on I-44

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Mount Vernon, MO (October 12, 2022) – A motorcycle crash took place in Lawrence County on Monday evening that left three people injured. On October 10, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a crash took place on Interstate 44.

According to local law enforcement, at around 11:07 p.m., a rear-end collision between a 2007 Pontiac G5 and a 2022 Yamaha motorcycle occurred on Interstate 44 just one mile west of Mount Vernon, Missouri. Both vehicles were totaled in the accident.

Two people in the Pontiac and the motorcyclist were all injured in the accident. EMS transported 34-year-old Kyle Stewart of Springfield, Missouri, and 39-year-old Desmond Hardy of Joplin, Missouri, to Mercy Hospital in Aurora, Missouri, for the treatment of injuries.

The third victim, 43-year-old Keegan Whipple of Nevada, Missouri, was transported to Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri, for the treatment of moderate injuries.

Investigations are currently underway to determine the cause of the crash.

Our thoughts are with Keegan Whipple, Desmond Hardy, and Kyle Stewart at this time.

Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri

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In Missouri, car accident legal claims follow a fault system when it comes to determining who has to pay for damages. This means that if you are involved in a car accident, one of the drivers will be found at fault and will be responsible for the damages caused. The amount of damages that can be recovered will depend on the severity of the accident and the extent of the injuries.

Missouri is an at-fault state for car accidents. This means that if you are involved in a car accident, one of the drivers will be held liable for the damages caused. The amount of damages that can be recovered will depend on the severity of the accident and the extent of the injuries.

There are three ways that fault can be determined in a Missouri car accident:

  1. Fault can be assigned by the police officer who responds to the accident scene. The officer will usually determine fault based on their observations and the statements of the drivers and witnesses.
  2. Fault can be assigned by your insurance company. Your insurance company will investigate the accident and determine who was at fault based on the evidence they gather.
  3. Fault can be assigned by a court or jury if you file a lawsuit against the other driver. The court or jury will review the evidence and decide who was at fault for the accident.

If you have been hurt in a vehicle accident, a motorcycle accident lawyer in Mount Vernon will be able to help you identify fault in your accident invite to get you justice.

Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can meet with you for a free consultation to get started on your case. Contact our law firm 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.