Scott City, MO (October 11, 2022) – A vehicle wreck took place in Scott County that left a 60-year-old woman from Sikeston, Missouri, moderately injured. On October 9, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 55.
At around 11:25 p.m., a 2020 Ford Escape in a 2017 Kia Soul collided on the northbound side of Interstate 55 near mile marker 84. The impact of the crash sent the key off the side of the roadway, where it overturned. Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the collision and had to be towed from the scene.
The driver of the Kia, 60-year-old Cheryl Boyet, suffered injuries in the crash. She was transported by ambulance to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, for medical care.
Investigations are currently underway.
Our thoughts are with Cheryl Boyet as we hope for her full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every day, the lives of innocent people are completely disrupted by motor vehicle accidents in Missouri. There are many cases where people are injured in accidents that are caused by negligent motorists. Some of the most common factors in vehicle collisions across our state include:
- Distracted driving: Distracted driving can be considered any activity that takes a person’s attention away from the road. Common distractions reported in vehicle collisions across our state include eating, talking or texting on a phone, drinking, talking to passengers, and messing with the radio or navigation system.
- Fatigued driving: Fatigued driving is when a driver is so tired that they cannot safely operate a vehicle. Drowsy driving can be just as dangerous as drunk driving.
- Speeding: Speeding is one of the most common causes of motor vehicle collisions in our state. Speeding makes it difficult to stop or maneuver in an emergency situation and increases the severity of an accident if one does occur.
- Impaired driving: Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is never safe. Drugs and alcohol slow reaction times, impair judgment and make it more difficult to pay attention to the road.
Unfortunately, people who are involved in these accidents are often left with severe injuries that negatively affect their lives. Some common injuries reported in vehicle collisions in our state include:
- Broken Bones – Broken bones are one of the most common types of injuries sustained in car accidents. They can occur from the impact of the collision or from being thrown from the vehicle.
- Head Injuries – Head injuries range from concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBI). They can be caused by the impact of the collision, by hitting your head on a hard surface inside the vehicle, or by being thrown from the vehicle.
- Spinal Cord Injuries – Spinal cord injuries can range from mild (such as whiplash) to severe (such as paralysis). They can be caused by the impact of the collision or by hitting your head or back on a hard surface inside the vehicle.
If you’ve been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence, you must reach out to a car accident lawyer in Scott City right away.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you get justice by filing a personal injury case against the responsible party. Contact our law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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