Posted On: August 10, 2011 by Ryan Bradley

Bates County Missouri Accident Results in Fatality and Injuries

On August 3, 2011, a serious Missouri rear impact car accident resulted in a fatality and three injured Missourians. The Bates County Missouri car accident occurred as both involved vehicles – two 2007 Fords – travelled westbound on Route D, near County Road NE7003. The vehicle driven by Dakota L. Moyers of Clinton, Missouri rear ended the vehicle driven by Ruth E. Althoff of California, Missouri. Moyers then drove off the side of the road and crashed into a tree.

The accident proved fatal for Misty D. Vann of Clinton, Missouri, an occupant in Moyers’s car. She was transported to Cass County Medical Center by LifeFlight Eagle for medical treatment. However, she was pronounced dead in the emergency room by a doctor. Kimberly L. Stout, another adult occupant in Moyers’s vehicle, was seriously injured. Stout was taken to Research Medical Center.

Two minors were injured in the Missouri rear end collision. Justice Rove, a one-year-old occupant in Moyer’s vehicle, suffered moderate injuries. Teenaged driver Moyers sustained serious injuries. Rove and Moyers were taken to Children’s Mercy by Air Ambulance.

Traffic accidents are traumatic for accident victims and their loved ones. Accident victims may suffer serious mental distress as a result of their accident. Anxiety while driving or riding in a motor vehicle after an accident is common. Sleep problems and nightmares may plague an accident victim. Some accident victims may even suffer symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Obtaining compensation for mental distress after a Missouri car accident is possible, but insurance companies will fight the attempt. Accidents should take care to have a Missouri car accident lawyer involved early in the process.

If you are suffering from mental distress and physical injuries after a Missouri car accident, contact a Missouri car accident lawyer. Our attorneys understand how to obtain compensation for your mental distress in a settlement or a lawsuit.