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Posted on September 20th, 2018,
by Zane Cagle

Weekend Includes Serious Car and Motorcycle Crashes in Missouri

Serious Car and Motorcycle Crashes in Missouri

Posted on September 20th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

Multiple Injuries and Fatalities Across Missouri in Car Crashes and Motorcycle Crashes

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, last weekend was dangerous for those on the roadways.  There were many serious injuries and fatalities over the weekend involving car crashes and motorcycle crashes.   Statistically, Labor Day weekend (just two weeks prior) has much higher crash numbers and fatalities.  But, this last weekend saw four fatalities compared to Labor Day weekend of five traffic fatalities.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Statistics and reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol:

Dade County– A head-on collision occurred around 11 a.m. on Missouri 39, south of Greenfield when a Chevrolet Aveo driven by a 51 year-old Lockwood,MO man struck a Ford Taurus driven by a 77 year-old Greenfield, MO man. Both men were transported to hospitals and are listed in serious condition.

Phelps County– Around Noon a Harley Davidson driven by a 48 year-old Salem, MO man traveled off the right side of Highway 68 and overturned, ejecting the driver.  The motorcycle crash victim was transported to a Columbia hospital with serious injuries.

Lincoln County – At approximately 1:45 p.m. a 15 year-old Troy, MO girl was riding a Honda TRX 250X on Route H at Hill Creek Road and failed to negotiate a left turn and struck an embankment.  She was transported to a Lake St. Louis hospital.

Johnson County– A little after 2 p.m., a 22 year-old man of Warrensburg, MO was riding a Kawasaki when he ran off the left side of the roadway, overturned and was ejected.  He was taken to a Kansas City hospital with serious injuries after the motorcycle crash.

Benton County – Two riders were injured around 3:30 p.m. on M-52 and Route W while they were riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle.  The crash occurred as the motorcycle was westbound and slammed on the brakes due to slow traffic ahead, lost control and both occupants were ejected.  The 32 year-old man and the 40 year-old woman were both injured, the woman is listed as serious as a result of the motorcycle crash. Both victims were from Warsaw, MO.

In Washington County, at approximately 11 a.m. a 36 year-old Pacific, MO man was driving a 1996 Mercury Cougar eastbound on Route A east of Route T when he went off the right side of the roadway and struck a sign and a tree.  A 19 year-old man of Sullivan, MO was ejected and classified as “moderately injured”.  Another passenger, a 19 year-old woman also of Sullivan was injured.

Ste Genevieve County– Around 9 p.m., a 31 year-old Arnold, MO man was driving a GMC Sierra northbound on U.S. 61 north of Route O when he went off the right side of the road, overcorrect and struck a utility pole. He was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries after the car crash.

Fatalities on Saturday, September 15, 2018

Carroll County. Around 8 p.m.. a crash occurred when a Toyota crested the hill and struck a farm tractor.  A Brookfield man and a Carrollton man were both pedestrians at the site of a stalled farm tractor and another parked car when the Toyota crested the hill on Highway 24. The 68 year-old Brookfield, MO man was killed and the Carrollton man was treated for minor injuries. The crash occurred seven miles east of Carrolton on Highway 24, just east of Carroll County Road 311. The tractor was stalled facing westbound Highway 24, and the car was parked in the eastbound lane when the Toyota crested the hill and struck the unoccupied farm tractor.

Carroll County. At 10:15 p.m. a 49 year-old Hale, MO man was driving a 2004 Dodge when his vehicle traveled off the roadway of County Road 331 and overturned.  The man was fatally injured and was reported as not wearing a seat belt.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

There were seven crashes resulting in serious injuries and two crashes resulting in fatalities according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol:

Greene County – At approximately 1:45 a.m. a BMW X5 driven by a 35 year-old Republic, MO man failed to negotiate a curve, went off the left side of Farm Road 67 and overturned. The car crash occurred about a half mile wet of Republic.  A 32 year-old male passenger was seriously injured in the one-vehicle car crash.

Camden County – Two people were injured in a motorcycle crash on Horseshoe Bend Parkway at Palisades Condo Drive around 11:40 a.m.  According to the MSHP, the crash occurred when the driver of the Harley Davidson was passing a motor home by using the center lane. After failing to negotiate a curve, he struck a curb and both riders were ejected.  The driver of the Harley Davidson was a 50 year-old Moberly, MO man and his passenger was a 52 year-old Colombia, MO woman. Both were listed as seriously injured.

Phelps County- Around 1 p.m.  a 51 year-old driver of a Dodge Durango was turning left onto County Road 6230 from northbound Hwy 63 and turned into the path of a southbound Dodge Ram. The driver of the Durango was seriously injured and her passenger, a 12 year-old girl of Lesterville, MO was moderately injured. The driver of the Dodge Ram, a 44 year-old Lesterville, MO man was moderately injured and his 18 year-old male passenger of Lesterville, MO was listed with minor injuries in the two-vehicle motor vehicle collision.

Cooper County – About 1:30 p.m. a 15 year-old Rocheport, MO girl was seriously injured when her bicycle collided with a Toyota Tacoma. The MSHP reports the Toyota struck the bicyclist and the bicyclist was ejected and seriously injured.

St. Louis County – About 3 p.m. the driver of a Plymouth Voyager lost control of his vehicle, traveled off the left side of Southbound Interstate 55 South at Weber, and struck a concrete median barrier. The driver, a 65 year-old St. Louis, MO man was seriously injured.

Pike County -At approximately 5 p.m.m a 31 year-old Curryville, MO woman was driving a GMC Yukon when she failed to negotiate a curve and traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. She was traveling on Pike County Road 403 at 161. She and a 14 year-old passenger were seriously injured and transported to St. Louis hospitals.

Texas County – Around 6:30 p.m. a 41 year old Cabool, MO man was seriously injured as a pedestrian on Route M, 1/2 mile north of Cabool. According to the MSHP,  the pedestrian walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by 24 year-old man, also of Cabool.

Fatalities on Sunday, September 16, 2018

Franklin County – Around 6:30 p.m. a Honda Pilot, driven by a 18 year-0ld Sullivan man crossed the center line and struck a GMC Terrain driven by a 16 year-old Sullivan, MO woman on Route H, South of Route 3.  The young man was killed and the young woman sustained moderate injuries. It is reported that both drivers were wearing seat belts.

Cooper County – Later in the evening, a 52 year-old man of Kansas City, Missouri was killed when he began to brake on his Kawasaki Vulcan on Interstate 70 eastbound, ran off the right side of the roadway and struck the guardrail. He entered back onto the roadway and the rider was ejected.

What to Do Following a Serious Car or Motorcycle Crash?

Across Missouri, we saw too many serious injuries and too much loss of life. While each crash is unique and the causes vary, the loss of quality of life or life itself is just that–loss.  If you were injured in a car crash or a motorcycle crash or if you have a loved one injured or killed, you should seek a consultation as soon as possible BEFORE talking to any insurance adjusters. Obviously, people who are seriously injured should not be trying to talk to insurance companies on the phone right after the crash or in many situations, they simply cannot talk.

Don’t rush to have any conversations with any insurance companies regarding your injuries. And, if you’ve been injured, you are probably medicated. Don’t discuss statements or facts when you are under medication that may impact your memory. Call an injury attorney first. Be sure to take advantage of free consultations from an injury attorney who can assist you in avoiding common mistakes people make following a crash.

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