Pierce City Man and Woman Killed in Car Crash
July 19, 2011
A 39-year-old woman from Pierce City, Missouri, died Sunday afternoon from injuries she sustained in a car accident early Saturday morning. According to News-Leader.com, a 34-year-old Pierce City man was also in the vehicle when it crashed, and died at the scene.
The accident occurred around 3:00 AM on Missouri 97, about a mile north of Pierce City. The 1998 Dodge pickup truck carrying the pair left the roadway and struck a ditch. The collision caused the vehicle to roll several times and ejected both passengers from the truck. Authorities determined that neither were wearing seat belts at the time of the accident, but remain unsure about which person was driving.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene, while the woman was transported to Freeman West Hospital, where she later died from her injuries.
A James Madison University study found that when properly used, safety belts will reduce the number of serious traffic injuries by 50 percent and cut fatalities by 60-70 percent. Researchers concluded that the best way to protect others is by buckling up yourself, and reminding fellow passengers to do the same. People are more likely to buckle up when they see someone else do it, and 9 out of 10 passengers will buckle up when they’re asked to.
The Missouri Auto Accident Attorneys with Cofman Townsley remind you to always buckle up while on the road; doing so could save you from injuries or death in the event of an accident. If you’ve been involved in an automobile accident, contact a Cofman Townsley car accident lawyer immediately for a free consultation.