Waynesville, MO (October 16, 2022) – A traffic incident took place in the Waynesville area that resulted in injuries. On October 13, the Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers responded to the side of the crash in Pulaski County that left two people injured.
According to local law enforcement, at around 12 p.m., the driver of a 2011 Chevrolet equinox failed to yield the right-of-way to a 2007 Toyota FJ cruiser on Highway 17 just one mile west of Waynesville, Missouri. As a result, the two vehicles collided. Both vehicles were left totaled as a result of the crash.
EMS responded to the scene and rendered aid to 64-year-old Donna Franks of Waynesville, Missouri, and 37-year-old Tina Helmuth of Richland, Missouri.
Franks was transported by Pulaski County EMS to Gen. Leonard Wood Army Medical community Hospital, for the treatment of minor injuries. Helmuth was transported by Pulaski County EMS to Lake Regional Medical Center, where she was treated for serious injuries.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Tina Helmuth and Donna Franks at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Vehicle collisions take place in our state far too often. Many of these accidents result in injuries for those involved. Many people are left with debilitating injuries that require extensive medical treatment. Suffering a spinal cord injury, brain injury, or even internal organ damage can require extensive medical care.
Unfortunately, there are many factors that can contribute to a car accident. Some of the most common causes of car accidents in Missouri include:
- Speeding: Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents. By speeding, drivers are at an increased risk of losing control of their vehicle and causing an accident.
- Distracted driving: Driving while distracted is another leading cause of car accidents in Missouri. Drivers who are distracted by their phone, GPS, or other devices are more likely to cause an accident.
- Driving under the influence: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is also a leading cause of car accidents in Missouri. This type of impaired driving can lead to disastrous consequences.
- Reckless driving: Reckless driving, such as tailgating or weaving in and out of traffic, can also lead to car accidents. Reckless drivers are more likely to cause an accident due to their careless behavior.
If you have been hurt as a result of the crash that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be able to file a lawsuit against them. A Waynesville car accident lawyer will be able to help you determine what course of action is available to help you move forward.
Our Missouri legal team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has extensive experience fighting to protect the rights of victims who have been harmed in collisions due to negligence. Our team will prove your case and seek the maximum amount of compensation possible.
Schedule a free consultation at your earliest convenience by calling our Missouri law firm at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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