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Cape Girardeau, MO – Jessica Natvig & Jacob Ferrell Injured in Crash on Highway 74 near County Rd 205

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

Cape Girardeau, MO (September 30, 2022) – A traffic collision took place in Cape Girardeau that sent one woman and one man to area hospitals with injuries. At around 7:20 p.m., on September 27, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to a collision that occurred on US Highway 74.

Reports provided by local authorities show that in 2016 Harley-Davidson was traveling on Highway 74 when it struck a pedestrian just east of County Road 205. The impact of the crash caused the motorcycle to overturn and eject the driver. The motorcycle then traveled off the right side of the road.

The motorcyclist, 27-year-old Jacob Ferrell, and the pedestrian, 32-year-old Jessica Natvig, were both injured in the crash. The two victims were transported to St. Francis Medical Center, where they underwent emergency care.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.

Our thoughts are with Jacob Ferrell and Jessica Natvig at this type.

Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri

Cape Girardeau, MO - Jessica Natvig & Jacob Ferrell Injured in Crash on Highway 74 near County Rd 205Pedestrian accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries in the United States. Over 130,000 people are hurt in pedestrian accidents every single year. Here in Missouri, we see countless people harmed as a result of these accidents. Leading causes of pedestrian crashes in our state include:

  • Distracted driving: Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention from the road. This can include things like talking on the phone, texting, eating, drinking, or even changing the radio station. Distracted driving is dangerous because it takes a driver’s hands off the wheel and eyes off the road, making it more difficult to react to sudden changes or hazards.
  • Speeding: Speeding is one of the most common causes of car accidents. Speeding makes it harder for drivers to control their vehicles and increases the chance of losing control and crashing.
  • Drunk driving: Drunk driving is another leading cause of car accidents in Missouri. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs impairs a driver’s ability to operate a vehicle safely. Drunk drivers may have difficulty staying in their lanes, have slowed reflexes, and make poor decisions.
  • Weather: Inclement weather can make driving conditions more difficult and increase the risk of crashing. Missouri is particularly prone to severe thunderstorms, which can cause flash flooding and tornadoes.
  • Road conditions: Poorly maintained roads can also contribute to car accidents. Potholes, debris, and other hazards can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles or even crash.
  • Fatigue: Drivers who are tired are more likely to make mistakes that could lead to an accident. Fatigue can cause drivers to have trouble paying attention, react slowly to changes in traffic, and make poor decisions
  • Reckless driving: This can include a variety of dangerous behaviors, such as tailgating, making unsafe lane changes, and more.

If another drivers negligence has caused you harm, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against them.

Our Cape Girardeau pedestrian accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are here to help you get justice. We can meet with you for free consultation at your earliest convenience. Call our law firm at 816-888-8888.

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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.