A car accident in northwest Missouri resulted in a man from Nebraska sustaining serious injuries. The accident happened during the very early hours of Monday near Craig, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 54-year-old Andrew N. Pitcher was traveling northbound on Interstate 1 when he fell asleep while driving. The vehicle veered off the roadway, and Pitcher overcorrected causing the vehicle to overturn numerous times on the east side of the Interstate. Emergency crews transported Pitcher to the hospital for serious injuries, and his current condition is unknown.
Thousands of auto accidents occur every year, and the majority of these accidents are preventable. Distracted driving, inattentive driving, and fatigued driving are examples of driver negligence that cause several car accidents every year. Cell phone use has increased providing yet another temptation to distract drivers. Several states have implemented laws restricting cell phone use while driving, but there are many individuals that ignore these rules causing auto accidents. Fatigued driving is less common than the other forms of negligent driving, but is prevalent in causes of accidents involving commercial vehicles. Truck drivers are prohibited from operating their vehicle for more than a specific number of hours a week. However, many drivers and trucking companies ignore these rules and regulations in an attempt to increase profit. Regardless of the form of negligence responsible for your accident, it is important to consult an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney to hold the at-fault driver responsible.
The personal injury attorneys at The Morris Law Firm have handled hundreds of accident cases and will work diligently to hold the negligent party accountable for your accident. We will fight to recover the maximum compensation available for your damages while supporting you throughout the case. Contact us today for a free consultation.