Springfield, MO (September 23, 2022) – A traffic incident took place in Greene County on Tuesday evening that left a woman and two children injured. Around 5:20 p.m., on September 20, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a collision on US Highway 160.
Reports provided by MSHP Cpl. TA Badgett show that a 2008 GMC Yukon was stopped on the shoulder of US Highway 160 just .2 miles south of Springfield, Missouri. For unknown reasons, a 2014 Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck traveling through the area went onto the shoulder and struck the GMC. Both vehicles suffered significant damage due to the crash. The GMC had to be towed from the scene.
Three people inside of the GMC, 41-year-old Karen Hernandez and two young boys, ages 6 and 7, were injured. The three victims, all of Springfield, Missouri, were transported by ambulance to Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for further treatment and evaluation.
The circumstances surrounding the collision are under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Karen Hernandez and the young children who were injured as a result of this crash.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Crashes in Missouri leave thousands of people injured on a monthly basis. There are many reasons why these accidents continue to take place. Some of the most common causes of auto accidents in our state include:
Distracted Driving: One of the most common causes of car crashes is distracted driving. This is when a driver is using a phone, eating, drinking, or doing anything else that takes their attention away from the road.
Road Rage: Another cause of car crashes in Missouri is road rage. When someone is angry or upset, they may become hostile on roadways. This can lead to accidents as drivers lash out others.
Running red Lights: Another common cause of car crashes in Missouri is running red lights. This happens when a driver crosses the intersection before the light has turned green. Running red lights are one of the leading causes of T-bone and rollover accidents.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs: Drinking and driving is a major cause of car crashes in Missouri. Drivers who are impaired are unable to make sound decisions to avoid collisions. As a result, alcohol and drugs continue to be a leading factor in crosses across the state.
If you have been hurt in an accident as a result of another drivers actions, a car accident lawyer in Springfield can help you file a lawsuit against them.
Our personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you seek the maximum amount of compensation for your damages. Feel free to contact our team today at 816-888-8888 to schedule a free consultation.
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