Lonny McIntyre, 65, of Hardin, MO, was transported to North Kansas City Hospital by the Ray County Emergency Medical Service. This was after his 2002 Chevrolet S10 pickup truck was struck by an out-of-control 18-wheeler tractor trailer. Also, the accident was in the early morning hours of March 28th, on Missouri State Highway 10.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Mr. McIntyre was severely injured after the 18-wheeler’s operator lost control of his vehicle as he was attempting to navigate a curve. The trailer then slid into the wrong lane, making contact with Mr. McIntyre’s truck. Also, Mr. McIntyre lost control of his vehicle, and it quickly flipped from the road into a nearby field. Furthermore, the 18-wheeler also turned on it’s side and slid to a halt, blocking the flow of traffic. The big-rig operator saw no injury nor medical assistance at the scene.
Both vehicles were towed.
Serious car accidents often leave people badly hurt. As a result, it can take months for an injured person to fully recover from such an accident. Some folks never fully recover. With that in mind, we offer our sincerest support to the McIntyre family as they contend with this traumatic situation.
Nevertheless, Mr. McIntyre, his family, and other people in his same situation, would have a legitimate claim against the company operating the offending big-rig, as well as it’s insurer. Missouri has a complex and robust system of laws in place to ensure those suffering injury on the road have a process by which they might seek compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property.
If you’ve been hurt in a big-rig accident, consider consulting with the car wreck and personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (636) 519-0085.