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St Joseph, MO – Howard Smith Injured in Two-Vehicle Wreck on US-169

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St Joseph, MO (October 8, 2022) – Authorities in Andrew County were called to the scene of a traffic collision that took place on Friday afternoon, October 7.

Just after 3:45 p.m., authorities were notified that a collision between a 2010 Kia and a 2017 Ford took place on US Highway 169, just two miles north of St. Joseph, Missouri.. Preliminary reports show that both vehicles were traveling southbound on US Highway 169 when they became involved in the collision.

The driver of the Kia, 34-year-old Howard Smith of Rushville, Missouri, suffered moderate injuries as a result of the collision.

Smith was transported by Andrew County EMS to Mosaic Lifecare in St. Joseph, Missouri, where he underwent emergency care.

The circumstances surrounding the crash are under investigation at this time.

Our thoughts are with Howard Smith as we hope for his full recovery.

Car Accidents in Missouri

St Joseph, MO – Howard Smith Injured in Two-Vehicle Wreck on US-169Every year, innocent people across the state of Missouri are harmed as a result of traffic collisions. Unfortunately, we see many accidents leave victims with life-threatening injuries that demand medical care.

There are several reasons why accidents take place in the state of Missouri. The majority of accidents are a result of drivers engaging in reckless and negligent actions. Some common factors and collisions we see across our state include:

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Drunk driving
  • Drowsy driving
  • Reckless driving

Unfortunately, these actions can cause various types of collisions. Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident in Missouri. They typically occur when one driver is following another too closely and fails to stop in time to avoid a collision. Head-on crashes are much less common but can be very serious. They occur when two vehicles collide head-on, often because one driver has crossed into oncoming traffic.

Sideswipe accidents usually happen when two vehicles are passing each other and one side of one vehicle hits the other vehicle. T-bone accidents, also known as side-impact collisions, can be very dangerous because they often involve high speeds and can cause serious injuries or even death. T-bone accidents are some of the most common types of collisions reported at intersections in our state.

If you have been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may be able to file a personal injury case against the responsible party. A legal claim can help you recover financial compensation for lost wages, medical costs, and more. A car accident lawyer in St. Joseph will be able to help you determine what options are available to help you get justice.

Our St. Joseph personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience fighting to protect the rights and best interests of clients across our state. Following your accident, our team will fight to help you get the money you need and deserve to cover your costs and losses. Schedule a consultation at our law firm in Missouri today by calling 816888888 to get started.

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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.