Pittsville, MO – Woman Injured in Peterbilt Truck Wreck on US-50 near NW 475 Rd

Pittsville, MO (August 30, 2023) – A woman was left injured following a truck accident that took place in Johnson County.

At around 5:30 p.m. on August 28, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was informed that they were needed at the scene of a crash on US Highway 50. MS HP reports indicate that a 73-year-old woman from Centerview, Missouri, was driving a 2018 Jeep Renegade east on the highway. As she was slowing her vehicle to make a left turn at Northwest 475th Road just east of Pittsville, her vehicle was rear-ended by a 2017  Peterbilt.

The driver of the Jeep, a 47-year-old man from La Monte, Missouri, was uninjured.

A passenger in the Jeep, identified as a 75-year-old woman from Centerview, Missouri, was injured. She was transported to Western Missouri Medical Center for emergency care.

The incident is being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol in the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

We hope the injured woman makes a full recovery.

Truck Accidents in Missouri

Pittsville, MO – Woman Injured in Peterbilt Truck Wreck on US-50 near NW 475 RdAny type of truck accident has the potential to cause severe harm to anyone on the road. Unfortunately, many of the accidents that we see are rear-end collisions. This type of accident, in particular, is often attributed to some form of negligence.

Leading factors identified in rear-end truck accidents include:

  • Distractions: Far too often, truck drivers become distracted while behind the wheel and crash into vehicles nearby.
  • Speeding: When semi-trucks are traveling at too high of a speed, the drivers may not be able to stop in time to avoid a collision.
  • Following too closely: We see countless truck accidents take place as a result of drivers who are traveling too close to the vehicles ahead. Semi-trucks take much more time and distance to come to a complete stop. Unfortunately, they may not be able to do so when following behind others too closely.
  • Fatigue: When drivers become fatigued on the roadway, they are unable to maintain safe control of their vehicles.
  • Inadequate maintenance: When semi-trucks and commercial vehicles are not maintained correctly, there is a significant chance that they will experience brake failure. Unfortunately, driver error can also cause brake failure to occur.

No matter what type of acts of negligence led to your injuries, it is crucial that you have a skilled truck accident lawyer on your side to fight for your legal rights and help you get justice. Following a crash, you are able to seek compensation for your losses and damages moving forward.

At Burg Simpson, we understand the challenges of dealing with a large truck rear-end collision accident. Our experienced personal injury attorneys are here to help you hold negligent parties accountable and get the compensation you deserve. With our expertise in obtaining evidence, interacting with insurance companies and defense lawyers, and developing strong cases against at-fault drivers or trucking companies, we will fight for your justice. You do not have to go through this alone. Contact our national truck accident law firm today by calling (888) 895-2080 for a free consultation, and let us help protect your rights.

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