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Woman injured in distracted driving crash in Franklin County

Woman injured in distracted driving crash in Franklin County

Posted on Sunday, May 24th, 2020

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO – A woman was injured as a result of a rear-end crash this afternoon in Franklin County that was caused by inattentive driving.

The accident happened just after 2 p.m. today on Highway 47, south of Myrick Manor, states a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Brent L. Burrows, 29, of Ownesville, was driving a 2012 Nissan Altima north on Hwy 47 and slowed to make a left-hand turn, yielding to oncoming traffic. Nichole M. Saucier, 27, of Union, was driving a 2006 Nissan Altima behind him. Saucier failed to notice Burrows due to distracted driving, the report says, and the front of her Altima collided with the rear of his vehicle.

Burrows was wearing his seatbelt during the crash, the report says. His vehicle sustained moderate damage but was able to be driven from the scene.

Saucier was taken to Mercy Hospital Washington for treatment of moderate injuries. She was not wearing her seatbelt at the time of impact.

Saucier’s Altima was totaled in the accident.

Disclaimer: 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 collision and someone else is at fault, 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. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate Missouri car accident attorneys.


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