St Charles, MO (September 22, 2022) – A motorcycle accident reported in St. Charles left a 54-year-old woman seriously injured. Just after 5 p.m., on September 19, the Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. D Bilyeu responded to the scene of a collision on US Highway 61.
Preliminary reports show that a collision between a 2018 GMC Acadia and a 2011 Harley-Davidson rocker occurred on the southbound side ramp of US Highway 61 to Interstate 70 westbound. The motorcycle then traveled off the right side of the roadway and overturned.
The rider, 54-year-old Diana Castanheira, of Warrenton, Missouri, was seriously injured. Castanheira was provided transportation by St. Charles County Ambulance District to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital Lake St. Louis, where she was provided emergency medical treatment.
The crash remains under investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with Diana Castanheira as we hope for her full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri
People who are involved in accidents are often left with severe injuries. Some of the most common injuries that are reported following vehicle collisions in our state include:
Head injuries: Injuries that cause head trauma are among the most serious types of injuries sustained in a car accident. This is because head injuries can lead to paralysis or death, depending on the severity of the injury.
- Spinal cord injuries: spinal cord injuries occur when the spinal cord is damaged as a result of an accident. This can lead to permanent disability or even death.
- Rib fractures: Rib fractures are one of the most common types of fractures suffered as a result of a car accident. This is because ribs are typically fragile bones that easily break.
- Pelvic fracture: A pelvic fracture occurs when one or more bones in the pelvis break. This can cause significant physical and emotional pain, as well as long-term complications such as infertility.
- Neck fractures: Neck fractures are very common in car accidents because they occur when the neck is jerked around as a result of the impact. This can cause the neck bones to fracture.
Unfortunately, there are several car accident types that we see take place every single day. Some of the most common types of collisions include:
- Rear-end collisions are the most common type of car accident, and they happen when a vehicle behind you comes up too quickly and hits your rear end. This can cause serious injuries, and in some cases, death.
- Drunk driving accidents are also very common, and they happen when someone is driving under the influence of alcohol. People who are impaired often have a difficult time controlling their vehicle in order to avoid a collision.
- Distracted driving accidents also happen a lot, and they involve drivers who are using their cell phones or other electronic devices while driving. This can be very dangerous because it allows drivers to not pay attention to their surroundings, which can lead to serious accidents.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, it is important that you reach out to our St Charles car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. today. Our lawyers are available by calling 816-888-8888.
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