Big Creek Township, MO (August 10, 2023) – A major crash was reported in Cass County that sent one man to a local hospital with significant injuries.
The accident was reported at around 3:00 p.m. on August 9.
Reports from Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. KM Hoover indicate that the driver of a 2017 Honda CRV failed to yield the right-of-way to a 2010 Toyota Tundra near the intersection of Missouri State Route 291 and East Hubach Hill Road. As a result, the two vehicles collided, resulting in both vehicles being totaled. The Honda came to rest in a ditch on the side of the road while the tundra remained on the roadway.
Two tow companies responded to the scene to remove the vehicles.
The driver of the Toyota, identified as 38-year-old Christopher Fenske of Clinton, Missouri, was severely injured. He was transported by South Metro ambulance to Lees Summit Medical Center, where he underwent emergency treatment.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Department is currently assisting in the investigation into the crash.
We hope Christopher Fenske recovers quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Tens of thousands of crashes occur in the state of Missouri each year. The chances of a victim suffering serious injuries are dramatically increased when multiple vehicles are involved. Failure to yield crashes, in particular, can be devastating.
These accidents typically occur when one vehicle fails to yield to a second vehicle either while switching lanes or at an intersection. As a result, one vehicle crashes into the next. This type of accident generally occurs due to a variety of reasons. One of the most common causes is when vehicle drivers are reckless, distracted, or impaired. In some cases, poor road conditions or mechanical failures can also lead to major crashes.
Unfortunately, these accidents often result in injuries that require medical care. There are several injuries that are commonly reported in car accidents across Missouri. These include:
- Back injuries
- Cuts and lacerations
- Soft tissue injuries (sprains and strains)
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Emotional trauma
- Loss of limbs
- Broken bones
If you have been hurt as a result of a motor vehicle accident, you may have legal options available. A Missouri car accident lawyer can help you file a personal injury claim for damages.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our experienced lawyers are dedicated to providing the best legal assistance to those who have been hurt in auto accidents. With free initial consultations available and a team of knowledgeable attorneys ready to fight for your rights, you can trust that your case is in good hands with us. Contact us today at 913-764-9700 if you need help after an accident; let us provide the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have a knowledgeable attorney fighting for justice on your behalf.
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