An Aurora, Missouri infant under the age of one sustained minor injuries in an intersection accident that occurred on June 24, 2012 in Lawrence County, Missouri. The accident occurred on County Road near Marionville, Missouri and the time of the accident was approximately 12:00pm.
Sherry C. Marks, age 21, was driving eastbound on County Road #2210 in a 2000 Lincoln Navigator. Marks was also traveling with Caedryn J. Marks/Haumann, an infant that was under the age of one. Both Marks and Caedryn had safety devices activated while they were driving. At the same time, William A. Welch of Morristown, Florida, age 51, was driving southbound on County Road #1210 in a 2012 Toyota Corolla. At the intersection of County Roads #2210 and #1210, Welch failed to stop at the intersection. Welch subsequently drove in Marks’s path and collided with Marks’s vehicle. Both vehicles sustained moderate damage.
Missouri State Highway Patrol subsequently responded to the accident. Highway Patrol and medical first responders determined that Caedryn sustained minor injuries in the collision. Caedryn was transported to Mercy Hospital in Aurora, Missouri by ambulance.
As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a vast amount of other studies have noted over the years, intersection accidents are often some of the most dangerous maneuvers that a motorist can do on the road. When done in an unsafe manner, it exposes a motorist to oncoming traffic and can even result in severe property damage, serious injuries, or even car accident fatalities. Unfortunately, intersection accidents are a fact-of-life for motorists across the world; as roadways become more intricate and complex, intersections will always remain. Outside of outright avoiding a street intersection, motorists must first train themselves to drive in a safe and careful fashion as to best avoid potential Missouri car accidents.
Missouri has well-specified law in terms of handling intersection scenarios. Statute