Two vehicles were significantly damaged, and one man was badly injured, due to a traffic accident at the intersection of Missouri State Highway 47 and College Road in Franklin County. Around 9 o’clock Tuesday morning, Mr. John Thompson, 47, of Union, MO, was attempting to cross the intersection at Highway 47 and College Road when his 2004 Ford F-150 was struck by a 2002 Chevy Silverado. The Silverado was operated by Mr. Robert Sextro, 66, also of Union.
Upon impact, Mr. Thompson was forced from the road, running into a nearby utility pole. His vehicle was totalled, and the pole itself was significantly damaged. Mr. Sextro’s vehicle was also severely damaged, though he sustained only minor injuries. Mr. Thompson was rushed to Washington Mercy Hospital by the Union County Emergency Medical Service.
Car accidents are never easy, and they often cause injuries that require extensive physical therapy and other in depth medical interventions. To that end, we wish Mr. Thompson a full and speedy recovery. Nevertheless, Mr. Thompson likely has an actionable legal claim against Mr. Sextro and his insurer. Under Missouri’s complex and comprehensive personal injury regime, a person hurt in a car accident may recover for lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, and other expenses associated with their injuries. Furthermore, a person may also bring claims for their lost and damaged property associated with such an accident.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, consider consulting with the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, 866-519-0085, today.