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Oak Hill, MO – Truck Crash on I-44 near MM 214 Leaves Man Injured

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Oak Hill, MO (October 13, 2022) – A collision involving multiple vehicles in Crawford County left one man injured on Wednesday morning. On October 12, the Missouri State Highway Patrol received a request to provide assistance on-site at a crash on Interstate 44 at around 3:45 a.m.

Preliminary investigations into the collision indicate that a 2012 Dodge ram pickup truck attempted to avoid a collision with an unknown vehicle that swerved into the right lane. As a result, the Dodge struck the vehicle on the westbound side of Interstate 44 near mile marker 214. The unknown vehicle then crashed into a 2023 Kenworth PD680 and a 1999 Freightliner PC conventional truck.

A 53-year-old man involved in the accident, identified as Mark Sanders of Mount Morris, Illinois, was injured in the accident.

At this time, investigations into the truck collision are underway.

We hope Mark Sanders is able to recover fully from his injuries.

Truck Accidents in Missouri

Oak Hill, MO – Truck Crash on I-44 near MM 214 Leaves Man InjuredEvery year, crashes in the state of Missouri leave more than 55,000 people injured. Car accidents can be caused by a variety of factors, but some of the most common causes in Missouri include:

  • Distracted driving: distracted driving is any activity that takes a driver’s attention away from the road. This can include things like talking on the phone, text messaging, eating, drinking, adjusting the radio, or even simply daydreaming. Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in Missouri and across the country.
  • Fatigued driving: fatigue can set in after just a few hours of driving, and it can be especially dangerous if you’re behind the wheel for long periods of time. Unfortunately, fatigued driving is almost as dangerous as impaired driving.
  • Impaired driving: impaired driving includes anything from drunk driving to drugged driving to simply being too tired to drive safely. Anytime your ability to drive is compromised, you’re putting yourself and others at risk.
  • Speeding: speed limits are in place for a reason – they help keep traffic flowing safely and efficiently. When drivers ignore posted speed limits or drive too fast for conditions (like rain or snow), they increase their chances of being involved in an accident.

If you have been hurt as a result of an automobile accident, you may be able to file a personal injury case against the responsible party. An Oak Hill truck accident lawyer can help you navigate the legal system in help you better understand your rights moving forward.

Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you get the money you need and deserve. We will fight to get you compensation to cover your costs of medical care, lost wages, and more. Schedule a consultation by calling our team at 816-888-8888 to get started on your lawsuit.

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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.