St. Charles, MO (October 29, 2022) – A 22-year-old man was left injured as a result of a crash that took place in St. Charles County on Wednesday evening. Just before 9:20 p.m., on October 26, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to a crash that took place on Highway P.
According to MSHP, the driver of a 2008 Pontiac G6 failed to yield the right-of-way to a 2010 Ford escape on Highway P at the intersection of Swaying Oaks Road. As a result, the two vehicles collided. The two vehicles involved in the accident were extensively damaged and had to be towed from the site of the crash.
A 22-year-old man involved in the accident, identified as Tony Doherty of Old Monroe, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries in the crash. He was transported to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, by Charles County ambulance District.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.
We hope Tony Doherty recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, crashes across the state of Missouri have devastating consequences for those involved. We see tens of thousands of people left with painful physical and emotional injuries. Unfortunately, suffering from a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or even a broken bone can require extensive medical care.
Many accidents that we see here in the state of Missouri are a result of driver negligence. Leading factors in crashes include:
- Distracted driving: A driver who is distracted can cause serious injury or death when they are involved in a car accident. This includes things like texting, talking on the phone, and changing the radio station.
- Inattention: Another common cause of car accidents is inattention. This can happen when a driver is too focused on something else, like driving too fast or trying to avoid an obstacle.
- Vehicle defects: Vehicles come with thousands of parts, and sometimes those parts can fail catastrophically. This often happens when vehicles are brand-new or when they’re taken care of poorly.
- Drunken driving: Drunken driving is a major cause of car accidents, and it’s also one of the most dangerous. When a driver is drunk, their skills as a driver are impaired, which can lead to accidents.
- Weather conditions: Weather conditions can also play a role in car accidents. For example, icy roads can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles.
If you have been hurt as a result of a traffic collision, a St. Charles car accident lawyer can help guide you through the legal process and help you get compensation for your damages.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our personal injury lawyers have over three decades of experience helping injured parties seek the maximum amount of compensation possible for their legal claims. Our team can help you get full and timely compensation for your lost wages, medical costs, and a variety of other damages you face. Schedule a consultation by reaching out to our personal injury lawyers at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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