Category: Car Accidents

What to Do After a Car Accident

Immediately following a car accident, everyone involved experiences a flood of emotions—shock and confusion—and find that you have more questions than answers. Millions of car accidents occur each and every year, making the chances of getting into one that much more likely. Even if you were not at fault for the accident, the claims process [..]

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Pulaski County Car Accident Injures Two

Stevie Burk, 52, of Nixa, MO and Bobby Burk, 73, of Springfield, MO were both trasported to Phelps County Regional Medical Center by Pulaski County Ambulace District for treatment of injuries that were sustained in a car accident on I- 44, 5 miles east of St. Robert at 10:55PM on November 9th. According to the Missouri [..]

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Inattentive Driver Causes Injury Accident on I-70 in Boone County

elisha Anderson, 35, of Columbia, MO was transported to University Hospital by ambulance for treatment to minor injuries she sustained while operating a Missouri Department of Transportation (MODOT) truck on Monday. The accident occured at 7:45PM on October 18th, when according to the report, of Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F, when a 2003 Chevrolet [..]

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Macon County Motor Vehicle Accident Leaves One Injured

Patricia Hedgecock, 68, of Kirksville, MO was taken by Macon County Ambulance to Northeast Regional Hospital for treatment to moderate injuries she sustained in a car accident. The accident took place on October 11th at 3:25PM at the Laplata junction.According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B, the accident occured as Hedgecock, who was [..]

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Cell Phones Cause Car Accidents

What is a cell phones car accident? It is any car wreck that is caused by a driver being distracted while using a cell phone. Unfortunately cell phone car accidents happen every day in Missouri. For example, Donna Ruoff, 58, of Gower, MO was walking eastbound on Route DD in Buchanan County. One mile west [..]

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Chain Reaction Crash Injures Three

Chain reaction crashes occur when multiple vehicles are involved in the same collision often in bad weather, or on high speed limit roads. For example, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop D, an accident occured on US- 54 a 1/2 mile west of El Dorado Springs at 7:30AM on September 16th, that involved [..]

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Single Car Accident

Single car accidents involve one driver and one vehicle. For example the Missouri Highway Patrol reported the following single car accident. Tagger Kellum, 16, of El Dorado Springs, MO was driving a 1985 Toyota Pickup on September 14th.  He was involved in a crash at 9:04PM. The accident occured on County Road 201, 2 miles [..]

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Rural Road Car Crashes

Rural road car crashes car far less traffic than metropolitan roads but account for more than half of the auto accidents nationwide. In 2015, there were 35,092 traffic fatalities. Rural road crashes made up 53 percent of the fatal crashes and 54 percent of the fatalities.  The predominate factors in rural crashes are attributed to [..]

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Teen Car Crash Deaths

Teen car crash deaths are on the rise. Alcohol, drugs and distracted driving are all taking a toll on young drivers. For example take this tragic case: a teenager from Belle, MO was the passenger of a 2005 Dodge driven by Bradley Wells, 18, also of Belle, MO when he was killed in an accident [..]

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Lane Change Accident

Lane change accidents happen every day in Missouri. For example, Victoria Fritchey, 19 and Aleksa Baker, 3, of Dixon, MO sustained minor injuries in an accident that occured on I- 44 westbound at mile marker 180.2 on September 8th at 5:48PM. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop the accident happened as a tractor [..]

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