West Plains, MO – Leland Collins in motorcycle accident on US-63 near Division Dr
West Plains, MO (September 23, 2022) – Authorities were responding to an accident in Howell County on Tuesday that seriously injured a man. At 4:40 p.m. on September 20, calls for help were received regarding your accident on US Highway 63.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2018 Toyota CHR gave way to a 2005 Yamaha V Star 650 on US Highway 63 in the Division Drive area. The two vehicles collided. Both vehicles had to be towed due to the damage caused.
The rider of the Yamaha, 49-year-old Leland Collins, suffered serious injuries. Collins, who is from West Plains, Missouri, was transported by ambulance from Howell County to Ozark Health Services in West Plains, Missouri, for emergency treatment.
The crash is still under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Leland Collins and we hope for his full recovery.
Motorcycle accidents in Missouri
Every year, thousands of people are injured by negligent drivers. In fact, more than 90 percent of collisions in our state are due to driving errors. Some of the leading causes of accidents in our state are distracted driving, speeding and drinking and driving. Other causes can include road conditions, defective parts, and driver error.
People involved in accidents are often seriously injured. Some of the most common injuries reported in accidents are:
- neck and back pain
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- spinal cord injury
- broken bones
- eye injuries
- Severe burns
People who are injured in traffic accidents often have to undergo extensive medical treatment. Unfortunately, depending on the severity of an injury, victims must expect months of therapy and rehabilitation.
If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident as a result of the actions of another driver, a West Plains auto accident attorney can help you file a personal injury claim. It’s important to understand your legal rights and what you can do to protect them.
Our attorneys at Peterson & Associates, PC can help you prosecute a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your accident. Our team will fight shoulder to shoulder to ensure you are able to seek justice. We help you maximize the amount of compensation you get back for pain and suffering, medical treatment and more.
You can rely on our team to provide you with customized representation that accurately reflects your needs at every step of your claim. We’ll keep you updated along the way and answer your questions. Our lawyers can meet with you as soon as possible for a free consultation to get started. Contact our law office at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help.
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