The Copeland Law Firm
call: 573-397-5277 For The Representation You Deserve Free Initial Consultation
Committed To Your Case
Contact Us

Missouri highway chain reaction car accident injures 2 people

Anytime a vehicle is left alongside the roadway for any reason, there is the risk that it could get hit by another vehicle. There is also the potential that it could cause injuries if other vehicles come alone and hit a disabled car. Recently, a disabled car led to a chain reaction car accident on a Missouri highway and injuries occurred as a result.

A Firebird was left along the highway as it was either abandoned or disabled in some way. A tractor-trailer came upon the vehicle and struck it, which then pushed the Firebird into a 23-year-old pedestrian. Then, another vehicle, a pickup truck, came along and swerved to avoid the initial accident. He then hit the tractor trailer.

Later on, yet another driver came upon the scene and swerved to miss the crashed cars. He then hit a barrier and suffered injuries that needed medical attention. The pedestrian was also treated for injuries from being struck in the original collision.

It is unclear why the original car was left on the roadway or if the driver may face charges at all for the chain reaction car accident. As for the pedestrian and the other injured driver in the final crash, their injuries may lead to lost work time or medical bills. In cases such as this, injured pedestrians or drivers may be able to pursue a claim in a Missouri civil court. They may be entitled to monetary damages that could help them cover the cost of medical bills or lost wages.

Source:, "Pedestrian struck, motorist hurt in chain-reaction crash on Interstate 70," April 24, 2013

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
attorneys Email Us For A Response

Tell Us About Your Case - Free Initial Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy


900 East Broadway Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: 573-397-5277 Fax: 573-874-3200 Columbia Law Office Map