Austin Township, MO (September 5, 2023) – On September 2, a motor vehicle accident took place in Cass County that sent one woman to an area hospital with injuries.
At around 3:42 p.m., a black 2015 Jeep Patriot was heading north on Interstate 49 when it was rear-ended by a second vehicle near mile marker 150.2. The impact of the crash caused the Jeep to overturn and go off the right side of the roadway.
The driver of the Jeep, identified as 40-year-old Jackie Kirk of Olathe, Kansas, suffered moderate injuries. She was transported by Central Cass Fire EMS to Cass County regional Hospital, where she underwent emergency treatment.
The incident is currently being investigated.
We hope Jackie Kirk recovers quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, automobile accidents leave tens of thousands of people across the state of Missouri injured. Rear-end collisions tend to be some of the most severe types of accidents reported.
These crashes often result in vehicles overturning or even going off the roadway. Both situations can dramatically increase the severity of injuries that victims suffer. In rear-end collisions, negligence plays a role in the majority of them.
Most rear-end accidents take place as a result of drivers who are distracted. Drivers who fail to realize that the vehicles in front of them are slowing down for any reason can crash into them and cause severe damage and harm.
Another common factor in rear-end accidents is drivers following too closely. When a vehicle is tailgating another, they may not be able to stop in time to avoid striking them. Other leading factors that commonly contribute to these accidents include impairment and aggressive driving behaviors.
If you have been harmed as a result of a car crash that was caused by the negligent actions of another driver, you may have legal options available. It is important that you reach out to an Austin Township personal injury lawyer right away. You may be able to recover monetary compensation to help offset some of the losses and damages you face. This can include the recovery of compensation for your vehicle repairs, medical costs, and more.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our experienced Missouri personal injury law firm, is dedicated to helping those in need and providing the best legal support and guidance. With over 25 years of combined experience in the field of auto accident litigation, we understand how devastating an auto accident can be. So if you or someone close to you has been involved in one, contact us today at 913-764-9700 for a free consultation and let us take care of the legal work for you. We are here to help you get the justice that you deserve.
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Disclaimer: We hope that by raising awareness about driving hazards, drivers will be more cautious when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in a collision. This accident news post is not a business solicitation. The content of this post is not intended to serve as medical or legal advice. This post's featured image was not captured at the accident scene depicted in the post.