Approximately Fifty-Five Car Crashes Across Missouri Over the Weekend
There were approximately 55 crashes from Friday, February 3, 2017 to Monday morning, February 6, 2017. Of those crashes, there were three fatalities, 10 serious injuries and 21 people were listed as “moderately” injured. These crashes and injuries were reported by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and may not include all municipality crashes, injuries and fatalities.
Fatal Car Crashes
An 86 year-old Crocker woman was in a crash early afternoon on Friday on Highway U, 7 miles West of Crocker in Pulaski County. She was a passenger in a Ford Taurus with her 84 year-old husband. The vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a tree. The driver was moderately injured.
St. Francois County- Around 7:30 p.m. on Missouri Route 8, near Missouri Route M, a Chevy 1500 driven by a 23 year-old Potosi man was traveling eastbound on Missouri 8 and a pedestrian was walking in the eastbound lane. According to MSHP reports, the motorist was unable the see the pedestrian and struck him in the eastbound lane. The pedestrian, a 33 year-old Ellington man. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver sustained moderate injuries.
The third fatality occurred around 8:53 p.m. in Franklin County on St. Louis Rock Road at Route M when a vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. The driver, a 33 year-old Villa Ridge, Missouri woman died at the scene. She was driving a Toyota Matrix.
Serious Injury Crashes
While there were numerous single car crashes resulting in serious injuryies, the below crashes involved at least two vehicles:
A head-on crash occurred around 12:50 p.m. in Douglas County on Missouri 14, about 2.5 miles west of Ava when a westbound vehicle crossed the center line and struck a Nissan driven by a 46 year-old Ava man who was seriously injured. The driver of the Honda CRV that crossed the center line was driving by an 18 year-old Ava man who was moderately injured.
Franklin County – On Interstate 44, a crash resulted when two vehicles were traveling eastbound. According to MSHP reports, the driver of the 1999 Ford F-150 became inattentive and struck the rear of a 2007 Freightliner, driven by a Columbus, Ohio man, age 54. The 31 year old Ford driver was seriously injured and the truck driver had minor injuries.
Gentry County – a 12 year old girl was seriously injured in a car crash around 11:15 a.m. on US 136 at RC C in Albany. Two vehicles, a Dodge Charger and a Lexus, were traveling westbound on US 136, when the Lexus slowed for debris in the road and was struck by the Charger. The Lexus came to rest facing west on the north shoulder of the roadway and the Charger came to rest in the westbound lane facing west. The young girl was a passenger in the Lexus and taken to Children’s Hospital in Des Moines, IA.
St. Louis County –Motorcycle/Car Collision– On Highway 115 at Fairfield Avenue around 2 p.m., a 20 year-old Lake St. Louis man in a Toyota was stopped at a stop sign on northbound Fairfield Ave when a Kawasaki ridden by a 20 year old Maryland Heights driver was traveling eastbound on Highway 114. The Corolla driver failed to yield and upon enter intersection, the front of the Kawasaki struck the passenger side of the Corolla. Both were seriously injured.
If You Are Injured in a Motor Vehicle Collision….
If you are injured in a car crash, obviously seek immediate medial attention. The days and weeks following a crash can be confusing as well as painful. You should not discuss your injuries right away with any insurance adjuster for a number of reasons.
One, if you are injured, you are probably taking medication that may impair your ability to accurately remember facts; therefore, you should not be giving statements to insurance adjusters. Second, if you are hurt, you do not generally know the full extent of your injury for quite sometime. While you may initially be seen in the emergency room for an injury, you may require follow up medical treatment to fully diagnose and treat your injuries. Some aches and pains are part of the incident, but pain that lingers should be addressed and in the first few days after a crash, you just don’t know the full extent.
Furthermore, we all heal differently. Depending on your injury, age and treatment, you may heal very differently that someone very similar to you. Since you nor your attorney can predict the future, it is best not to discuss the extent or even your “theory” about your injuries with an insurance adjuster.
If you’ve been hurt or if a loved one has been injured or killed, you should consult one of our attorneys immediately.
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