Washington Twp., MO – Teen Injured in Route U Crash near Route H

Washington Twp., MO – Teen Injured in Route U Crash near Route H

Washington Twp., MO (January 31, 2024) – On January 28, emergency officials were called to provide assistance at the scene of a car crash that took place in Lafayette County. The incident occurred at approximately 5:15 p.m.

According to reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 1998 GMC 1500 was traveling southbound in the area of Route U and Route H during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, a 2004 Mercury Mountaineer pulled into the path of the vehicle, resulting in the two vehicles colliding. Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the collision. The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department responded to assist. The driver of the GMC, a 17-year-old female from Edessa, Missouri, was injured. She was transported to Western Missouri Medical Center, where she was treated and evaluated for her injuries. At this time, the crash is under investigation.

We hope the injured teen recovers quickly following this crash.

Car Accidents in Missouri

More than 55,000 people are hospitalized as a result of automobile accidents in Missouri every year. The unfortunate truth is that many of these accidents occur at intersections. Motor vehicle accidents at intersections frequently occur due to the failure to yield the right-of-way. These incidents often result from drivers' misjudgments, distractions, or disregard for traffic regulations. In some cases, these accidents are caused by impairment, distractions, or other reckless behaviors. Accidents that take place at intersections are likely to result in serious injuries for those involved. Common injuries reported include:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Severe burns
  • Multiple fractures
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)
  • Internal organ damage

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