7 Injured in Head-On Vehicle Crash on Missouri 14

11/14/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Springfield, MO — Seven people were injured Saturday, November 12, 2011, after being involved in a head-on collision near Nixa. The automobile accident occurred around 10 a.m. on Missouri 14, about a mile west of Nixa, reported the Springfield News-Leader.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, Nathan Hewett, 18, of Springfield was headed west of Missouri 14 in a 1996 Chevrolet Lumina, when he lost control of his vehicle on a curve and slammed head on into a 2009 Toyota Camry.

The collision left the driver of the Camry, Dean C. Nichols, 85, of Marionville, with serious injuries. Passengers Margaret Nichols, 74, also of Marionville, and Betty J. Ebert, 66, of Aura also sustained serious injuries in the wreck.

Another passenger in the Camry, Jack L. Ebert, 67, of Aurora, sustained moderate injuries.

Hewett and Lumina passenger Bryan W. Wolfe, 16, of Springfield suffered minor injuries. Another passenger in the Lumina, Tiffany K. Barker, 16, of Springfield, suffered moderate injuries.

Responding emergency crews rushed all seven victims to St. John’s Hospital in Springfield for medical treatment.

Police revealed that Margaret Nichols and Betty J. Ebert were not wearing a seatbelt, while the other five victims were.

Investigations into the head-on collision are underway. It is unknown at this time if Hewett would be charged for the injurious wreck.

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

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