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Missouri dump truck accident causes personal injury

When driving, it is easy to become distracted by the radio, a smartphone or passengers in the vehicles. Unfortunately, even the slightest moment of inattention can result in an accident with serious consequences. For example, Missouri police are blaming a recent accident that resulted in the personal injury of two motorists on the inattentiveness of a dump truck driver.

The incident happened during congestion on a Missouri interstate brought on by rush-hour traffic. Police claim that just before 7 a.m., a dump truck driver failed to stop for traffic. Police say that the truck slammed into the back of two vehicles as a result. One of the vehicles, driven by a 59-year-old woman overturned as a result of the collision; that driver suffered serious injuries.

Several vehicles were ultimately involved in the collision. Another driver suffered moderate injuries. The 57-year-old driver of the dump truck was uninjured. While the incident remains under investigation, police reports "inattentiveness" as a cause of the accident. The dump truck driver will likely be cited with careless and imprudent driving.

Unfortunately, a personal injury suffered in a car accident can result in an extended hospital stay. While receiving necessary medical treatment and recovering, victims may also worry about how their financial security will be impacted by the hospital bills and lost wages. Many people in Missouri injured by another person's negligence choose to file a civil lawsuit against parties believed responsible, potentially including a driver's employer in the event of an accident involving a commercial vehicle.

Source:, "Dump truck plows into traffic jam on I-270, injuring two women", Kim Bell, Oct. 2, 2017

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