St Charles, MO (September 26, 2022) – A 35-year-old woman and a 40-year-old man were both hospitalized with serious injuries as a result of a traffic incident that occurred in St. Charles County. Just after 2:10 p.m., on September 25, Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. DL Bilyeu was dispatched to a collision on Route DD.
Preliminary reports show that the driver of a 2014 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck lost control of their vehicle while making a right turn on Route DD just south of Route D. As a result, the vehicle slid into the northbound lane and collided with a 2007 Yamaha Star 650. The Yamaha was severely damaged and had to be removed from the scene.
Two people on the Yamaha, identified as Katie Davis and Thomas Davis, both of St. Peter’s, Missouri, were seriously injured. The two victims were transported by St. Charles County ambulance to Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, for emergency treatment.
Investigations are underway with the Missouri State Highway Patrol at this time.
Our thoughts are with Katie Davis and Thomas Davis as we hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Crashes in Missouri are the cause of thousands of injuries every month. These accidents are often caused by drivers who engage in acts of negligence while behind the wheel.
There are many different reasons why someone might get into a car crash. Some of the most common causes of car crashes in Missouri include drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol, distracted by cell phones, and speeding.
It’s important to be aware of the dangers posed by drivers who are impaired by drugs or alcohol. In Missouri, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08 or higher. Drivers who cause accidents while impaired can face both civil and criminal consequences.
Distracted driving is another big problem on Missouri roads. Cellphone use while driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents in the state. Statistics from the Missouri Department of Transportation show that cellphone use is responsible for about one-third of all traffic fatalities in Missouri each year.
Speeding is another leading cause of crashes in our state each year. Drivers who are speeding often have a problem maintaining control around curved roadways and in congested areas. As a result, they are often the cause of severe crashes that we see.
If you have been hurt as a result of a car accident in Missouri, it is important that you act quickly to protect your legal rights. You may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who caused your crash.
Our St Charles car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you secure the compensation that you need and deserve. We will file a lawsuit on your behalf invite to get to the money necessary to cover your damages. This includes compensation for:
- lost wages that you face from taking time off to recover
- lost earnings if you have been left permanently disabled
- medical expenses for hospitalization, surgery, and other immediate needs
- long-term care costs related to therapy and rehabilitation
- pain and suffering
- and more
Schedule a consultation at our Missouri law firm by calling 816-888-8888 to get started.
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