Danny Ross, 41, was seriously injured in a tractor-trailer accident on Route F in St. Francois County, Missouri.
Ross was driving westbound in a 2008 Pontiac G8 at the time of the crash, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Ahead of Ross was an International tractor-trailer, driven by John Redmond, 62. Ross attempted to pass the truck on the left, but at that exact moment, Redmond attempted to make a left turn. The truck pulled into the path of Ross’ car and he was unable to avoid a collision.
Ross was seriously injured and flown to Barnes Hospital for life-saving treatment. Redmond suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Ross wasn’t wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. Hopefully both drivers will be able to make a full recovery.
From the initial description of this Missouri truck accident, we don’t get all the details that could explain why this crash happened. Was Ross attempting to pass in a safe manner at an area where passing on the left is allowed? How fast were the two vehicles traveling? Did Redmond signal before attempting to make a left turn?
All of these questions will be answered by further investigation as liability and insurance issues will need to be settled. Since accident cases can become very complicated, it is advisable to seek legal advice from an experienced truck accident attorney before making any statements or agreements with insurance companies.