Sparta, MO (October 10, 2022) – A 74-year-old man was transported to Cox Health Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for the treatment of injuries following a motorcycle accident that occurred in Christian County on Saturday afternoon. At around 2:55 p.m., October 8, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash that took place on Missouri State Route 14.
According to MSHP trooper IA Warren, a 2016 Ford F250 pickup truck was driving on Missouri State Route 14 when it collided with a 2019 Harley Davidson just one mile east of Sparta, Missouri. The two vehicles were significantly damaged in the crash.
The motorcyclist, identified as 74-year-old Thomas Kohler of Blue Island, Illinois, suffered injuries in the crash. He was transported to Cox Health Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for the treatment of injuries.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Thomas Kohler as we hope for his full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle crashes can have a devastating impact on the lives of those involved. Unfortunately, countless people across our state are left with severe injuries as a result of collisions every single year.
There are a number of things that contribute to the high number of car accidents in Missouri. One of the biggest factors is that many drivers simply don’t know how to drive safely. They speed, they tailgate, and they make sudden lane changes – all without signaling or paying attention to their surroundings.
Another big factor is that Missouri has a lot of rural roads. These roads are often more dangerous than urban roads because they’re more likely to have potholes, sharp turns, and wildlife crossings. And when drivers aren’t used to these conditions, they’re more likely to make mistakes that can lead to accidents.
Finally, many car accidents are caused by mechanical failures. This could be anything from a blown tire to a faulty brake light. It’s important to make sure your vehicle is in good working order before you hit the road – otherwise, you could be putting yourself and others at risk.
If the negligent or reckless actions of another driver has caused you harm, you may be able to file a personal injury case against the responsible driver. A Missouri car accident lawyer can help you file your claim and seek compensation to cover your damages.
It is important to recognize the statute of limitation for our state. Missouri has a five-year statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits. This means that you have a total of five years from the date of your collision to file a case in a Missouri courthouse. If you wait too long to take action, your case will be dismissed. For this reason, you must act quickly to take legal action.
Our Sparta car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you seek financial compensation to cover your costs of medical care, lost wages, and more. Schedule a consultation with our team by calling 816-888-8888 to get started.
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