Springfield, MO (October 30, 2022) – Authorities in Greene County were called to the scene of a traffic collision that left a 79-year-old woman from El Dorado Springs, Missouri, with moderate injuries. On October 28, at around 5:20 p.m., the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to a crash on US Highway 160.
Preliminary investigations surrounding the crash show that a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu turned in front of the 2016 Mercedes C 300 on US Highway 160 at the intersection of Farm Road 146. Both vehicles suffered severe damage due to the accident.
A passenger in the Mercedes, identified as 79-year-old Barbara Spencer, suffered moderate injuries in the crash. She was transported to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for emergency treatment.
Investigations surrounding the collision are underway by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
We hope Barbara Spencer recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Crashes occur every single day in the state of Missouri. Quite often, they result in serious injuries for those involved. Unfortunately, there are many cases where people are hospitalized with significant injuries that impact their lives forever. In many instances, accidents are entirely preventable. We see many crashes take place as a result of driver negligence.
One of the most common causes of car accidents in Missouri is speeding. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drivers who are driving at speeds greater than 25 miles per hour over the speed limit are five times more likely to be involved in a car accident than those who are driving below the speed limit.
In addition, drivers who are impaired by alcohol or drugs are also much more likely to be involved in a car accident. In Missouri, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and motorists who violate this law are subject to serious penalties.
Another common cause of car accidents in Missouri is failing to yield the right-of-way to other vehicles. This includes drivers who fail to stop at intersections when signaled to do so, as well as drivers who run red lights. Failing to yield the right-of-way can lead to serious injuries or death for innocent bystanders.
Last but not least, car accidents in Missouri can also occur when drivers drive without due care and attention. For example, drivers who ignore traffic signals or drive too fast around curves can cause accidents.
If you’ve been injured as a result of a car accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, a Springfield car accident lawyer can help you file a personal injury lawsuit against them.
Our personal injury lawyers can help you seek full and timely compensation for your medical costs, lost earning capacity, and various other damages that you face. Schedule a consultation with all Missouri personal injury law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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