An overnight car accident resulted in two teenagers suffering injuries on Sunday. As three teens traveled along Highway 63, the driver lost control of the vehicle causing the crash. The 1997 Toyota Camry struck a guardrail and then collided with a tree. The driver, 18-year-old Garrett Shelton refused treatment for the minor injuries he sustained, and his passengers, 14-year-old Riley Houdek and 16-year-old Ethan Reams were transported by ambulance to the hospital for serious injuries. The Missouri State Highway Patrol stated that Shelton had fallen asleep behind the wheel that caused him to lose control of the Toyota. It is unknown if any citations were issued for the accident.
Have you ever been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident? The answer is most likely yes. Car accidents are a common occurrence in the United States and thousands of individuals sustain injuries, property damages, and death. The Administration for Safe International Road Travel estimate that 37,000 individuals are killed in auto accidents in the United States every year. The statistics are alarming and tragically, most of these accidents are preventable. Engineers that design roadways, vehicle manufacturers, and drivers are commonly responsible for auto accidents due to their negligence. To hold the individuals responsible for your accident accountable, it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis auto accident lawyer.
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