Jefferson, MO (November 11, 2022) – A car accident occurred in Jefferson County on Thursday afternoon, resulting in injuries. On November 10, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a traffic accident on US Highway 61.
The accident was reported around 3:45 p.m. According to reports from MS HP, a 2009 Jeep Grand Cherokee was traveling northbound on US Highway 61. As the driver of a 2022 Ford Escape attempted to turn left onto the south side of US Highway 61, two vehicles collided from a private driveway. Both vehicles were badly damaged by the force of the impact.
Two people were injured in the accident. Christopher Lowe, 25, of Arnold, Missouri, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Jefferson, Missouri, where he was treated for minor injuries.
The second victim, 55-year-old Terry Thompson of Festus, Missouri, was transported from the Rock Township Ambulance Ward to Mercy Hospital South, where she received emergency treatment for moderate injuries.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is actively investigating the accident.
We hope Terry Thompson and Christopher Lowe have recovered quickly from that crash.
Car accidents in Missouri
One of the biggest factors in accidents caused by drivers who don’t yield when turning is distracted driving. With the increasing use of cell phones and other electronic devices, more and more drivers are becoming distracted at the wheel. This distraction can result in a driver not realizing the need to avoid oncoming traffic, which can lead to an accident.
In some cases, drivers may not be aware of the law or believe it applies to them. In other cases, they may be in a hurry and don’t want to take the time to give in.
Another factor contributing to this problem is the increased traffic on the roads. The more cars there are on the road, the greater the likelihood that someone will not yield when turning and a collision will occur.
Failure by drivers to avoid other vehicles can result in serious accidents resulting in significant injury to those involved. Unfortunately, thousands of people in Missouri are injured in accidents every year. If you’ve been injured as a result of an accident, a Jefferson auto accident attorney from Peterson & Associates, PC can help protect your legal rights.
Our lawyers will go straight to the scene of the accident to gather evidence and investigate. We will seek help from reconstructors and various other experts who can assist your case. We will provide you with evidence of the damage incurred and promptly demand compensation. Schedule a free consultation ASAP by calling our Personal Injury Attorneys at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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