Joplin Missouri crash: Vehicle trying to avoid crash creates another- 5 injured

Legal news for Missouri automobile accident attorneys. Four-vehicle wreck injured five people on Missouri 43.

Missouri automobile accident attorneys- The Missouri Highway Patrol is probing a crash that injured five after a Oldsmobile Bravada slowed for another crash.

Joplin, MO—A Newton County accident left five people injured after one crash lead to another that resulted in a four-vehicle collision. Seneca police officers are investigating the wreck that occurred on Missouri 43 south of Seneca on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, as reported by the

The Missouri Highway Patrol reported, a 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada had apparently slowed down while trying to avoid a previous accident when a 1990 Mazda Protege hit the Oldsmobile. The Mazda then veered off the right side of the roadway and struck a Seneca police vehicle. The Oldsmobile careened across the center line where it slammed into a 2004 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

The driver of the Mazda, Kevin Robinson, 25, of Neosho, and passengers, Tyler Ori, 15, of Goodman, and Stephanie Thornsborough, 27, of Lamar were all injured in the wreck. Robinson and Thornsborough both sustained injuries that were considered serious. No one inside the car was wearing a seatbelt at the time. The driver of the Oldsmobile, Josh Butler, 17, and passenger Hanna Kuhn, 15, both of Seneca were injured as well and were wearing seatbelts. No injuries were reported among the Dodge occupants or the patrol car.

Both the Mazda and Protege were totaled in the wreck. Police are conducting a full investigation.

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Missouri automobile accident lawyers.