Liberty Township, MO (March 11, 2020) – An accident that caused a pedestrian to be hospitalized after they were struck by a car took place in the westbound lane of US-50 on Sunday, March 8th.

According to the crash report, the man was walking along US-50 near Lisletown Road at approximately 11:20 p.m. when he was hit by a passing 2004 Pontiac Grand Am. 

The pedestrian, who has since been identified as Terry L. Cooper, 63, was transported by Cole County Emergency Medical Services to University Hospital in Columbia. His condition was listed as moderate.

The driver of the Pontiac, Curtis H. Brandt, 44, was not wearing his seatbelt and sustained minor injuries during the crash. Brandt remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim, Mr. Terry L. Cooper, and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri

Pedestrians who walk away from an accident involving a motor vehicle without an injury are extremely fortunate. 

Missouri car accident statistics reveal that more than 91 percent of pedestrian-involved accidents caused some degree of personal injury or death to their victims.

Frequently-occurring injuries included head wounds, fractured and broken bones, lacerations, contusions, damage to internal organs, and injuries to the neck and back. In the most devastating pedestrian-involved accidents, victims experienced consequences that were far more dire, like paralysis or permanent brain damage.

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 lesser 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 all of 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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