Lawson, MO (February 04, 2020) – A car accident took place on Saturday, February 1st that put two people in the hospital with critical injuries.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:00 a.m. along Route M, near the intersection of West 176th Street. 

According to reports, a 2009 Kia driven by a 16-year-old girl was driving southbound along Route M when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, the vehicle drifted off the right-hand side of the roadway. The driver overcorrected, causing her to swerve into oncoming traffic where she collided with a 2006 Mazda, causing both cars to end up in a roadside ditch.

The driver of the Mazda, Darren Schockley, a 55-year-old resident of Lawson, sustained very serious injuries during the collision.  The teenage driver of the Kia also incurred very serious injuries and was not restrained in the crash.  

Both victims were transported by Lawson EMS to Liberty Hospital in the city of Liberty. Both are listed in serious condition.

The Honda and the Kia are totaled.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents Involving Inexperienced Drivers in Missouri

Inexperienced young or teenage drivers are the third most common reason for serious or fatal car accidents in the state of Missouri. According to statistics published by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, drivers who are under the age of 21 were responsible for 8,647 car accidents resulting in death or injury in 2014. 

Car accidents frequently result in injuries that necessitate costly medical treatments, substantial healing time, and physical therapy. As you are probably well aware, all of these necessary things come at a price. Unforeseen costs may also arise from modifications you might have to make at home for you or your loved one to be able to live with your injury.

The expenses that stem from a critical car accident-related injury can go well beyond the amount that most families are able to handle without any support. 

Our Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the legal system, Missouri traffic laws, and how to deal with big insurance companies that would otherwise try to bully you into a smaller settlement. 

If you have been injured in a car accident for which you were not at fault and are looking to file a personal injury claim in Missouri, reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Monsees & Mayer, PC

If you are unsure if you even have a legitimate claim, discussing your case with a qualified attorney will answer your questions and let you know what legal options are available to you. Give us a call at (816) 361-5555 to schedule your free consultation regarding your potential Missouri car accident claim today.

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Disclaimers: At Monsees & Mayer, we strive to be responsible members of the community and are hoping to improve the safety and quality of life for all residents of Missouri.  While we are always very saddened when we hear about these types of accidents, our hope is to bring awareness to the dangers that are all around us. We hope that everyone will take the necessary precautions to avoid these types of serious accidents in the future.  This post should not be construed as a solicitation for business. You should not misconstrue any information found in these posts as medical or legal advice. The photos used in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.