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West Plains, MO – Leland Collins Injured in Motorcycle Crash on US-63 near Division Dr

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Personal Injury

West Plains, MO (September 23, 2022) – Authorities responded to a crash and Howell County on Tuesday that left one man seriously injured. At 4:40 p.m., on September 20, calls for help came in regarding your crash on US Highway 63.

Reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2018 Toyota CHR failed to yield the right-of-way to a 2005 Yamaha V Star 650 on US Highway 63 in the area of division Drive. As a result, the two vehicles collided. Both vehicles were required to be towed from the scene as a result of the damage suffered.

The driver of the Yamaha, 49-year-old Leland Collins, suffered serious injuries. Collins, who is from West Plains, Missouri, was transported by Howell County ambulance to Ozark healthcare in West Plains, Missouri, for emergency treatment.

The crash remains under investigation at this time.

Our thoughts are with Leland Collins as we hope for his full recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri

West Plains, MO – Leland Collins Injured in Motorcycle Crash on US-63 near Division DrEvery year, thousands of people are injured as a result of negligent drivers. In fact, more than 90 percent of collisions that take place in our state are a result of driver error. Some of the leading causes of crashes in our state include distracted driving, speeding, and alcohol-impaired driving. Other causes can include road conditions, defective parts, and driver error.

People who are involved in accidents are often left with severe injuries. Some of the most common injuries reported in crashes include:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Eye injuries
  • Serious burns

People who are harmed in motor vehicle accidents often have to go through extensive medical treatments. Unfortunately, depending on the severity of an injury, victims can expect to spend months in therapy and rehabilitation.

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of another driver’s actions, a car accident lawyer in West Plains can help you file a personal injury case. It is important to understand your legal rights and what you can do to protect them.

Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you pursue a personal injury case against the person who is at fault for your crash. Our team will fight shoulder to shoulder to ensure you are able to get justice. We will help you maximize the amount of compensation you recover for pain and suffering, medical treatment, and more.

You can depend on our team to provide you with individualized representation that accurately reflects your needs every step of the way throughout your claim. We will keep you informed the entire way and answer any questions you have. Our lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation at your earliest convenience to get started. Contact our law firm at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.

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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.