A 23-year-old driver and his 21-year-old passenger, both residents of Crane, were seriously injured in a car accident in Christian County recently, according to an article in The Missouri News-Leader.
The pair were in the 23-year-old’s vehicle when he slowed to make a left-hand turn. While preparing to make the turn, the vehicle was struck from behind by a pickup truck. The truck’s driver was a Nixa resident, who was not hurt in the Missouri rear-end car accident, according to investigators from the Missouri Highway Patrol (MHP).
The two people in the car were taken to Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, for treatment. Investigators say that the pair were both seriously injured, but neither police nor the hospital have yet revealed whether either is in any danger of dying as a result of the collision.
Car crashes can result in serious injuries, and rear-end crashes are no exception. When a car is rear-ended, the driver and passengers inside may suffer serious injuries, including whiplash, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or any combination of injuries to the head, neck, shoulders, or other body parts. In many cases, a driver who rear-ends another is at fault for failing to keep control of the vehicle to prevent it from hitting the car in front of it.
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