Liberty, MO (September 28, 2023) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash that occurred in Clay County and ended in injuries.
The crash was reported to dispatchers just before 5:30 p.m. on September 25.
Reports from MSHP Cpt. J.D. Hall show that a 2010 Hyundai Elantra was stopped at a red light near the Interstate 35 ramp to Highway 152. For reasons unknown, a 1999 Ford F-250 crashed into the rear of the vehicle.
The Hyundai sustained moderate damage in the crash. The vehicle’s driver, 53-year-old Tracy Eiken, suffered injuries in the crash. Eiken, who is from Winston, Missouri, was transported to KU Medical Center for emergency care.
The crash is currently being investigated.
We hope Tracy Eiken recovers quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, vehicle collisions in Missouri are the cause of tens of thousands of injuries. Unfortunately, we see many people hospitalized with significant trauma to the head, severe compound fractures, and even internal organ injuries. Without timely medical care, victims run the risk of suffering worsening injuries or even losing their lives.
Regrettably, many of the accidents that take place in our state are completely preventable. We see many accidents take place as a result of drivers who are negligent. Several reckless and negligent actions contribute to our state’s high rate of collisions. Some of the most common include:
- Running red lights
- Recklessly changing lanes
- Blowing through stop signs
- Failing to yield
Regrettably, these and other preventable actions continue to be the leading cause of countless injuries and deaths in our state every year. If another person’s actions have caused an accident that left you severely harmed, you must reach out to our Liberty car accident lawyers right away. Our team will be able to defend your legal rights and fight for compensation on your behalf. We will do everything in our power to make sure you have the financial resources needed to move forward.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing the best legal representation for each of our clients. We strive to hold negligent parties accountable and maximize recovery for those who have been injured in accidents. With decades of combined experience and a passion for fighting for justice, we are here to support you every step of the way. If you have been involved in an auto accident, contact or personal injury law firm at 913-764-9700 for a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys today. Let our fearless legal advocates help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.
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