New Madrid, MO (October 26, 2022) – A traffic collision took place in New Madrid County that left one man significantly injured. At around 6:50 p.m., October 24, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a collision occurred on Interstate 55.
According to reports, a 2023 Volvo tractor-trailer and a 2017 Volkswagen Jetta collided on the southbound side of Interstate 55 near mile marker 44.2. Both vehicles were severely damaged in the accident and had to be towed away from the scene.
The driver of the Volkswagen, 81-year-old Charles Nelson of Harrisburg, Illinois, suffered moderate injuries in the crash. Nelson was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he underwent emergency medical treatment.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is actively investigating the crash.
We hope Charles Nelson is able to recover timely from his injuries.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every day, crashes take place in the state of Missouri that completely changed the lives of those involved. In many cases, these accidents are a result of drivers who act negligently while behind the wheel. One of the leading factors reported in automobile accidents in Missouri is negligence. When drivers act carelessly or recklessly, they put other people at risk. Negligent driving can take many forms, including speeding, distracted driving, and drunk driving.
Speeding is a major problem on Missouri roads. In fact, speeding is a factor in nearly one-third of all traffic fatalities in the state each year. Speeding makes it harder to stop or avoid an accident and makes the resulting crash more likely to be deadly.
Distracted driving is another serious danger for motorists traveling on Missouri roads. Drivers who are talking on the phone, texting, or otherwise not paying attention to the road are more likely to cause an accident.
Unfortunately, we see countless innocent people left with significant injuries that affect their ability to perform various tasks. In many cases, victims are left with such severe injuries that they demand medical attention for several days, weeks, or even months following the accident.
Spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis and loss of sensation below the point of injury. In some cases, this paralysis can be permanent in nature, leaving victims wheelchair-bound indefinitely. Traumatic brain injuries can cause a wide range of problems including memory loss, impaired judgment, and emotional instability. Broken bones can lead to deformity, disability, and chronic pain.
Any type of severe injury can impact your ability to simply enjoy your life. Unfortunately, we see countless innocent people hurt as a result of crashes caused by negligent motorists. If you’ve suffered injuries due to an auto accident, a Missouri car accident lawyer can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible to cover your medical costs, pain and suffering, and more.
Our Missouri personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you seek full and timely compensation to cover your damages and losses. Schedule a consultation with our team today by calling 816-888-8888. Our personal injury lawyers can help you get justice for your case.
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