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Woman seriously injured, man hurt in Pulaski County head-on collision

Woman seriously injured, man hurt in Pulaski County head-on collision

Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

RICHLAND, MO (PULASKI COUNTY) – A woman was airlifted to the hospital with serious injuries yesterday evening in a head-on collision in Pulaski County that also resulted in another person being hurt.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash happened at the intersection of Route BB and Highway 133 at 5:30 p.m. as a 2017 GMC Terrain turned left in front of a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu. The Terrain pulled into the path of the Malibu, striking the other vehicle head-on.

The driver of the Malibu, Richland man Joel A. Pena, 59, was taken to the hospital in Lebanon with moderate injuries. The driver of the Terrain, 23-year-old Katelyn M. Sheaffer, of Lebanon, was airlifted to the hospital in Springfield with severe wounds.

Both drivers were wearing a seatbelt when the accident occurred.

No other injuries were reported in the crash, which resulted in a total loss for both vehicles.

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 car accident, 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 a change to a dangerous intersection 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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