Liberty, MO (April 30, 2023) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an automobile accident in Clay County that resulted in injuries.
MSHP was notified of the crash at approximately 7:20 a.m. on April 29.
According to officials, a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu, a 2008 Toyota Yaris, and a 2018 Kia Soul were all stopped on the westbound side of Missouri State Route 210 due to construction on the road ahead.
For unknown reasons, the driver of a 2014 Ford Escape attempted to slow down before crashing into the rear of the Chevrolet. The impact of the collision caused the Chevrolet to crash into the Toyota, which pushed the Toyota forward into the rear of the Kia. The Ford went off the side of the roadway.
Two people involved in the crash were injured. Emergency medical services responded to the scene to render aid to the victims. 23-year-old Jacob Van Oster was transported to Liberty Hospital for the treatment of injuries. The second victim, 80-year-old Donald Gifford, was transported by Excelsior Springs EMS to the same hospital for medical care.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
We hope Jacob Van Oster and Donald Gifford recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Over 10,000 automobile accidents take place in the state of Missouri every month. These accidents and thousands of people to local hospitals, where they undergo extensive medical treatment for the injuries they suffered. Unfortunately, many accidents that we see here in our state are a result of drivers who are reckless and negligent. Some of the leading causes of automobile accidents that we see on our roadways include:
- Drunk driving
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Failure to yield
- Running red lights or stop signs
If the negligent or reckless actions of another driver have caused an accident that left you injured, you may have legal options available to help you get justice. A Liberty car accident lawyer will be able to help guide you through the legal process in fighting for fair compensation.
Our knowledgeable Liberty personal injury lawyers at Martin & Wallentine, LLC are dedicated to providing clients with justice when they have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness. Our seasoned attorneys are well-versed in advocating for our clients throughout Clay County and will fight diligently on your behalf to help you get the maximum compensation possible.
With decades of combined experience and a commitment from our fearless legal team, we can ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation that you deserve after being injured in an accident. To get started on your case, contact our Kansas City personal injury law firm today at 913-764-9700. Schedule your free consultation with our team at your earliest convenience so we can start fighting for your rights.
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