Benton, MO – Three Injured in Auto Wreck on I-55 near MM 82

Benton, MO (October 3, 2022) – Three people were injured as a result of a chain reaction crash that occurred in Scott County that involved a pedestrian. On October 1, troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 55.

Reports from authorities show that a 2014 Nissan Altima was stopped in the roadway following a collision on the southbound side of Interstate 55 near mile marker 82 at approximately 9:40 p.m. For unknown reasons, a 2017 Chevrolet traverse crashed into the Nissan,  causing the Nissan to move forward and strike a pedestrian on the road.

The pedestrian, 39-year-old Souliman Mohammed, suffered moderate injuries. EMS responded to the scene and rendered aid to Mohammed, the driver of the Nissan, 53-year-old Twylla Roderick, and the driver of the Chevrolet, 67-year-old Cecelia Schiwitz. All three victims were transported to St. Francis Hospital in Cape Girardeau, for emergency medical care.

Investigations to determine the cause of the crash are underway.

Our thoughts are with Souliman Mohammed, Twylla Roderick, and Cecelia Schiwitz at this time.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Benton, MO – Three Injured in Auto Wreck on I-55 near MM 82

Suffering a motor vehicle accident injury can affect your life in a variety raise. Unfortunately, many crash victims have to go through medical treatment immediately following their accidents. In many cases, victims have to go through months of treatment following their crashes. Common injuries that are reported in vehicle collisions across our state include:

  • Whiplash: This is a common neck injury that occurs when the head is suddenly jerked forward or backward. Symptoms of whiplash can include neck pain and stiffness, headaches, dizziness, and even arm pain.
  • Head injuries: A head injury can range from a mild concussion to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Head injuries are especially serious because they can lead to long-term problems, such as memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and mood swings.
  • Back injuries: Back injuries are common in car accidents because of the force of the impact. They can range from a mild sprain or strain to a more serious disc injury or spinal cord injury. Symptoms of a back injury can include back pain, difficulty moving the affected area, and numbness or tingling in the extremities.

If you have suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident as a result of another driver’s negligence, a car accident lawyer in Benton can help you file a personal injury case against the responsible party.

Our personal injury team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has over three decades of experience assisting injured drivers and passengers get justice. Following our crash, our team can help you get fair compensation that you need for medical costs, lost earnings, and more. You can depend on our team to provide you with fearless representation that helps you achieve the most favorable outcome for your lawsuit. Schedule a consultation with our legal team today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your personal injury claim.

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