Posted On: September 13, 2009 by Ryan Bradley

Missouri woman facing life-threatening injuries after accident

Katie Johnson, 26, was seriously injured Sunday in a two-car Missouri crash on Highway 7 in Cass County, Missouri.

According to the investigating officer of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Johnson was traveling eastbound in a 2003 Chevrolet Malibu approaching the intersection of Missouri Highway 7 and Sycamore Grove Road when the accident happened. Richard Sheppard, 52, failed to yield at the intersection and drove his 1991 Chevrolet Pickup into Johnson’s car. The truck slammed into the driver’s side of the Johnson’s Malibu.

Johnson was taken by Life Flight helicopter to St. Luke’s Hospital for emergency treatment. Sheppard suffered minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, charges are pending. An investigation into the Missouri injury accident is ongoing.

Hopefully Johnson is able to make a speedy recover from this terrifying incident. Once the investigation of her crash is complete and the charges are filed, we will have a better idea of what exactly happened and what the drivers should do next. If it turns out that Sheppard was indeed negligent in driving his truck into the intersection, then Johnson may be able to recover damages from his insurance to pay the medical bills stemming from the crash.

The initial crash report that said Sheppard failed to yield is not admissible evidence as it is considered just the opinion of the investigating officer. Drivers that are injured in Missouri car accidents should contact a Missouri personal injury lawyer to follow up on the full investigation of their crash.

Our Cass County, Missouri personal injury lawyers are here to help victims who have been injured through no fault of their own.