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Cargo van rear-ends tractor on Missouri 53, one person injured

Cargo van rear-ends tractor on Missouri 53, one person injured

Posted on Monday, May 10th, 2021

BUTLER COUNTY, MO – A cargo van rear-ended a tractor on northbound Missouri 53 injuring one person on Monday morning.

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Richard T. Rushing, 28, was traveling north on Missouri 53 in a 2016 Ford Transit cargo van. He rear-ended a tractor driven by 61-year-old Ronald L. Sprous. The accident happened about one mile south of Qulin around 8:43 a.m.

Rushing was transported to Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center for moderate injuries. He was not wearing a seat belt.

It is unknown if Sprous was wearing a seat belt.

The van was totaled and the tractor sustained minor damages.

This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a highway crash, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to fight for safer highways or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.


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