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Oran, MO – Andrew Ponder Hurt in Motorcycle Wreck on MO-77

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Oran, MO (September 23, 2022) – A traffic incident was reported in Scott County on Wednesday morning that left one man seriously injured. Just after 11:45 a.m., on September 21, Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper JJ Schuenemeyer responded to a collision on Missouri State Route 77.

Preliminary investigations show that a 2001 Ford F150 pickup truck was traveling on Missouri State Highway 77. For reasons unknown, the vehicle crossed over the centerline Judas one mile south of Oran, Missouri. The Ford then crashed into a 2008 Harley-Davidson.

The motorcycle was totaled as a result of the crash. It had to be removed from the scene by an area towing company.

The motorcyclist, identified as 39-year-old Andrew Ponder of Sikeston, Missouri, was seriously injured. Ponder was transported by North Scott EMS to St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, where he underwent emergency treatment.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is conducting a crash investigation at this time.

We hope Andrew Ponder is able to recover from his injuries quickly and fully.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Oran, MO - Andrew Ponder Hurt in Motorcycle Wreck on MO-77In Missouri, more than 55,000 people are injured as a result of crashes each year. There are a number of factors that can contribute to car accidents in Missouri, including distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and reckless driving. Other factors that can lead to car accidents include faulty equipment, poor road conditions, and errors made by other drivers.

Many car accidents in Missouri are caused by distracted driving. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), texting and driving is one of the most common causes of car accidents in the United States. Distracted driving includes using electronic devices such as cell phones or text messages while operating a vehicle. It also includes using handheld devices, eating or drinking, adjusting the radio or climate control, and any other activity that takes your attention away from the road.

When drivers engage in negligent actions while behind the wheel, they place everyone else sharing the road at risk. If you’ve suffered injuries due to a vehicle collision, a car accident lawyer in Oran can help you get justice.

Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are here to help guide you through the legal process. We understand how difficult it can be to overcome painful injuries. For this reason, our team will help you protect your legal rights and seek compensation to cover your medical costs, lost wages, and more. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping you recover from your accident, and we will fight to make sure you are able to get justice.

Schedule a consultation at our Missouri law firm by calling 816-888-8888. Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. is ready to take your call so we can get started today.

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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.