Liberty, MO (May 22, 2023) – On May 20, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported to the site of an automobile accident in Clay County.
At approximately 5:45 a.m., the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox failed to stop at a solid red signal while traveling on US Highway 69 southbound in the area of Pleasant Valley Road. As a result, the vehicle broadsided a 2016 Chevrolet Equinox.
Both vehicles suffered extensive damage as a result of the accident. The two vehicles had to be towed from the scene.
Two people involved in the automobile collision were injured. 27-year-old Michael Griffin was transported by Liberty Fire to Liberty Hospital for emergency care. The second victim, 29-year-old Brandy Butler, was transported by Pleasant Valley EMS to North Kansas City Hospital.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope Brandy Butler and Michael Griffin recover quickly following this crash.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Auto accidents in Missouri leave thousands of people injured every single month. Unfortunately, more than 50 percent of the total accidents that result in injuries or fatalities take place at intersections. We see many accidents take place in these locations as a result of drivers who fail to yield, run red lights, or pass through stop signs.
When drivers act recklessly and negligently at intersections, they can cause accidents that leave people seriously harmed. Unfortunately, people who are involved in accidents are often left with serious injuries that demand immediate and long-term medical care. Common injuries reported in automobile collisions include:
Broken bones: Broken bones can be especially debilitating, particularly in cases where individuals suffer compound fractures that require surgery. Broken bones often require casting for several months and therapy in some cases.
Internal organ injuries: These injuries can be incredibly life-threatening if they are not treated immediately. Unfortunately, we see many people with spleen ruptures, punctured lungs, and other internal organ injuries.
Spinal cord injuries: These debilitating injuries can lead to some form of paralysis, whether permanent or temporary. Unfortunately, people who suffer from spinal cord injuries often require medical equipment and assistance indefinitely.
If you have been hurt as a result of another driver’s negligence, you may be able to take legal action. A car accident lawyer in Liberty can help you protect your legal rights and hold the negligent driver accountable.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, we understand how devastating an auto accident can be and the importance of having a competent lawyer on your side. Our team is passionate about fighting for our clients and seeks to alleviate any worries or concerns you may have. Through thorough investigation coupled with decades of experience in personal injury law, we will do what it takes to ensure fair compensation is received by victims of car accidents. If you need help seeking justice for your suffering after a crash, give us a call today at 913-764-9700 so that our lawyers can start building you the best case possible.
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