An early morning Missouri tractor trailer accident in Chillicothe, Missouri near the intersection of highway US-36 and Mitchell Avenue seriously injured one man and moderately injured another on March 28, 2011 at 6:47am.
Max W. Archer, 22, of Hamilton, Missouri crossed US-36 while driving on Mitchell Avenue in a 1994 Chevrolet Corsica. Truck driver Luke J. Swords, 30, of LaSalle, Illinois was driving a 2004 International on US-36 as Archer crossed the roadway. Swords skidded off the roadway in a failed attempt to avoid a collision. The tractor trailer slammed into Archer’s vehicle, causing a Missouri semi-truck accident. After colliding with Archer’s vehicle, the semi-truck drove off the roadway, crashed into a sign, and overturned into a ditch. Both vehicles were totaled and towed away from the scene of the accident.
Archer was seriously injured. He was reportedly not wearing his safety device. The Life-Flight Eagle Helicopter transported him to St. Luke’s hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Swords was moderately injured. Chillicothe E.M.S. transported him to Hedrick Medical Center. The men were additionally assisted by the Livingston County Sherriff’s Department, Chillicothe Police Department, and Chillicothe E.M.S. and Fire Department.
The accident was similar to another Missouri tractor trailer accident that occurred at the same intersection earlier this year. According to local reports, Walker Trent, 84, of Ludlow, Missouri was killed in a Missouri truck accident with a 2005 Trail King flatbed trailer in a September 2010.
Missouri trucking accident injuries are usually more severe than injuries sustained in car accidents. The increased severity of the injuries causes dramatic financial consequences for the victim of the crash, often an automobile or motorcycle driver. Obtaining compensation for the injuries sustained in the trucking accident is essential for the victim to be made whole after the accident. With the goal of making the victim financially whole after the accident, Missouri law allows recovery for medical bills, lost wages, diminished quality of life, pain and suffering, and other negative consequences caused by a Missouri truck accident.
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