Our Springfield Missouri Accident Lawyers are
concerned anytime someone dies on our Missouri roads or highways and offer
condolences to everyone who ever experiences this type of tragic event.
A fatal car crash is devastating for all involved. A man from Exeter,
Missouri has died from such a traffic accident.
Early Friday morning, shortly before 1 am on July 15, there was a truck
accident on Missouri 37 just 3 miles south of Monett; a community which
straddles Barry and Lawrence Counties. The man was driving southbound
in a Ford pickup truck and crossed over the center line. The resulting
traffic accident was a head-on collision with a semi tractor-trailer.
The driver of the pickup truck, the man from Exeter, died from his injuries.
The driver of the semi was unharmed.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) this is the 45th fatality
for Troop D this year. Troop D covers Springfield and the surrounding
southwest corner of Missouri. At this time it is unknown why the pickup
truck driver crossed the center line.
This truck accident could have occurred for a number of reasons. Any time
a car or truck crosses the center line the potential for a fatal accident
is very high.
Common Reasons for Crossing The Center Line:
- Passing a slower moving vehicle
- Falling asleep behind the wheel
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs
- Distracted by texting or cell phone use
- Swerving while distracted by a dropped item or other type incident in the vehicle
- Faulty vehicle or mechanical damage