Cass County, Missouri Teen Triggers Wrong-Way Crash on I-49
A sideswipe car accident on I-49 near Peculiar, Missouri in Cass County left at least two people with moderate injuries, according to a recent article in the Democratic Missourian. Investigators believe the cause of the crash was a 19-year-old driver heading the wrong way on I-49.
The crash occurred during the mid-afternoon hours. Witnesses saw the vehicle driven by the 19-year-old heading south on the northbound side of I-49. About one mile south of the Route J interchange, the teen’s car sideswiped another vehicle, driven by a 32-year-old man from Kansas City. He later sought treatment for minor injuries related to the crash.
After the collision, the teen’s car crossed the median and stopped on the southbound side of Interstate 49. Rescue workers transported her to a local hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. Investigators believe that drug or alcohol intoxication was a factor in the crash.
At least one vehicle swerved off the roadway to avoid crashing with the teen’s car; this vehicle ended up in a ditch on the right side of the road and had to be pulled out. No injuries related to that crash were reported.
Teenage drivers lack necessary experience on the roads, which puts them at a higher risk for car accidents. When intoxicants are mixed with a lack of experience, serious injuries may harm not only the young driver, but others on the road as well. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to contact the tenacious Missouri car accident lawyer John Page. We’ll help you determine exactly what happened and fight for the compensation you need. Call us today at (314) 322-8515 for a free and confidential consultation.