Warsaw, MO (June 14, 2023) – A crash took place in Benton County on Monday afternoon that left several victims seriously injured.
The accident was reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol just after 2:20 p.m. on June 12.
According to official reports, the driver of a beige 2006 Chevrolet Silverado failed to yield the right-of-way to a black 2013 Chevrolet Traverse while making a left turn at the intersection of Missouri Route 7 and West Dam Access Road. As a result, the two vehicles collided.
Both vehicles were totaled in the accident and had to be towed from the scene.
Three people involved in the crash suffered injuries. The victims were identified as 18-year-old Caitlin Weaver of Cross Timbers, Missouri, 49-year-old Anita Mason of Hermitage, Missouri, and 58-year-old Susan Hankins of Cross Timbers, Missouri.
Wheeler and Hankins were transported by Missouri University air medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia, Missouri. Mason was transported by LifeFlight Eagle to the same hospital.
The accident is currently being investigated.
We hope Katelynn Wheeler, Anita Mason, and Susan Hankins recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents send tens of thousands of people to area hospitals with injuries every year in the state of Missouri. There are many accidents that take place as a result of drivers who are reckless and negligent. One common factor identified in many accidents reported in Missouri is drivers who fail to yield. Drivers are required to yield the right-of-way to other motorists in various locations. This can include when switching lanes, turning at intersections, or proceeding through intersections.
Unfortunately, we see many drivers fail to yield the right-of-way and cause serious accidents. When innocent people are hurt as a result of automobile collisions, they often face significant consequences. Many victims are left with broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and other serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. To make matters even more difficult to deal with, victims often face significant financial consequences as well.
To overcome the challenges that injured parties face in the aftermath of motor vehicle accidents, they have the ability to file personal injury lawsuits against the responsible parties. These legal claims provide victims with financial relief for their medical expenses, lost wages, and various other damages that they face. In the aftermath of an accident, it is important that victims seek help from a Warsaw car accident lawyer immediately. A strong legal team in your corner can help to ensure that you are able to maximize the compensation you recover following your accident.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, we understand the importance of seeking justice and fighting for what is right, which is why our team of dedicated personal injury lawyers in Warsaw strives to provide you with excellent service. We are confident that when choosing us as your legal representation, you will receive the utmost care and attention possible.
Our decades of combined experience ensure that we can efficiently handle your case while showing empathy and understanding throughout the process. If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 913-764-9700 to schedule a free consultation at her earliest convenience to get started.
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