Montgomery County, Missouri-
The fiery crash ocurred just before 7:00 p.m., on August 15th 2018, in the westbound lanes of Interstate 70, at the 181 Mile Marker.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol report #180501549 states that a 2013 International semi-truck and trailer, vehicle 1, driven by Justin S. Edwards, 37, of Imperial Missouri, caused the 5-vehicle pile up when it failed to stop and crashed into a 2013 Acura RDX, vehicle 2, driven by Joan A. Beck, 67, of O’Fallon Missouri.
After the intial impact, Beck’s 2013 Acura RDX was pushed into a 2015 Peterbilt semi-truck and trailer, vehicle 3, driven by Wayne E. Winkler, 64, of Seneca, Kansas.
The report states that after the two intial crashes, the 2013 International, vehicle 1, driven by Edwards continued on and crashed into a small Uhaul Box Truck, vehicle 4, driven by Bradley Pingel, 48, of Lake Ozark, Missouri. It is reported that even after the intial impacts, Edward’s 2013 International hit the Uhaul Box Truck with such force that it pushed it into a 2016 Peterbilt Tanker Truck, vehicle 5, driven by Jesse Spurgeon, 38, of Owensville, Missouri.
Bradley Pingel of Lake Ozark, Missouri is reported to have sustained serious injuries in the massive crash. He was rushed to Barnes Hospital in St. Louis for treatment of his injuries. It was also reported that Edwards sustained minor injuries in the crash and was also taken to Barnes hospital.
Several of the vehicles were reported as being on fire. The crash had Interstate 70 shut down in both the eastbound and westbound lanes for several hours. Traffic was diverted to the north outer road.
The crash was investigated by Tpr. PJ Vroego, 677, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop F. He was assisted by Major DA Flannigan, 6, Lt. WV Ahrens, 78, Sgt. JL Arnold, 351, Sgt. MG Broniec, 168, Sgt. RE Hoehn, 902, Cpl. JB Myers, 964, Cpl. KL Hammerling, 1242, Tpr. GA Beaulieu, 137, Tpr. CC Frame, 1329, Tpr. CM Bishop, 202, Tpr. CA Judy, 738, Tpr. DL Braynard, 152, CVO JR Revelle, W233, MSHP Aircraft, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Departement, Warren County Sheriff’s Department and multiple fire departments from around the region.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Pingel for a complete and speedy recovery.
Bradley Pingel of Lake Ozark, Missouri, family may have a claim against the insurance company that insures the tractor trailer that Justin Edwards was driving, Progressive Insurance. It is common in most cases that victims can recover money for all of their medical bills, lost wages, damages and for the past, current and future pain and suffering, they have or will experience.
An experienced, serious injury and wrongful death attorney will advise Mr. Bradley Pingel and manage his claim against the big insurance company. The attorney will protect his interests, so the he can focus on his recovery. An experienced attorney with a proven track record, will also organize all of the evidence, track and organize all of the medical records and billing, and negotiate with the insurance companies on behalf of Mr. Pingel.
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