Springfield, MO (September 1, 2022) – Authorities were called to the scene of a motor vehicle accident in Greene County that left three people injured. At around 7:55 p.m., on August 30, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on US Highway 160.
Reports provided by trooper SP Richardson of the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2017 Hyundai Tucson turned left into the path of a 2014 Ford Fusion on US Highway 160 at Farm Road 146. As a result, the two vehicles collided, both of them suffering from extensive damage.
Three people involved in the crash were injured. EMS transported 40-year-old Ricky Kyger, 23-year-old Nicole Acrey, and a 3-year-old female to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, where they underwent further medical care.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Ricky Kyger, Nicole Acrey, and the young child injured in this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor accidents take place daily in the state of Missouri as a result of negligence. We see many accidents occur as a result of drivers who are negligent. Some leading factors in vehicle collisions include:
Speeding: Drivers who travel above the posted speed limit are less likely to maintain control of their vehicles during inclement weather, around curved roadways, and in various other areas.
Intoxication: Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol are unable to adequately judge the distance between other vehicles on the road. As a result, we see many intoxicated drivers drift into other lanes, crashed into the rear ends of vehicles, and cause serious accidents.
Distractions: While operating a motor vehicle, it is important that drivers pay attention to the road ahead at all times. When drivers take their attention off the road as a result of using their phones, talking to others, or engaging in other distracting actions, they run the risk of causing harm to others sharing the road.
If you’ve been hurt in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by another driver’s reckless or negligent actions, a car accident lawyer in Springfield can help you get justice.
Our Springfield legal team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you file an injury claim against the person who is responsible for your crash. Our team will help you get the money you need to help cover the costs resulting from your accident.
Schedule a consultation with our Missouri law firm today by calling 816-888-8888. Our lawyers are here to help you get justice.
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