A Brighton-area fire truck was involved in a 3 vehicle accident at approximately noon on Thursday, April 5th. The fire truck was travelling westbound when a northbound vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Silverado driven by Mr. Dennis Hase, failed to yield to the fire truck as Mr. Hase pulled through the intersection. The fire truck had it’s lights and sirens activated at the time of the collision. The Silverado then struck a nearby parked car, which in turn hit the pedestrian, Mr. Ronald Mcgilvray. Unfortunately, Mr. Mcgilvray, 67, Mendon, was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to Cox South Hospital. Mr. Hase, the driver of the Silverado, was also transported by the Emergency Medical Service, though he was released shortly after admission having sustained only minor injuries.
A car accident, especially one that ends in physical injury, can often be an extremely traumatic event–both physically, and emotionally. Fortunately, Missouri has a strong, robust, and complex system of personal injury and car accident laws that can help those harmed in such an event to recover for their lost wages, their medical expenses, and even damages related to pain and suffering. The legal process can also help victims of negligent driving recover expenses related to their damaged or destroyed property, as well. Mr. Mcgilvray would likely have just such a claim against Mr. Hase, for injuring him as a result of his failure to yield to the on coming emergency vehicle. Mr. Mcgilvray’s case would be particularly strong, as Mr. Hase’s apparent illegal turn was a serious contributing factor in the incident.
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.