Sheirlarae Hickernell of St. Robert Missouri is Serious Injured When Her Vehicle is Struck by a Tractor Trailer on I-44



Phelps County Missouri-

The accident occured on Interstate 44 at approximately 3:20 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, a 2011 International Tractor Trailer driven by Mustafa Salaam, 32, of Columbus, OH., lost control on the snow covered interstate and struck a 1996 Chevrolet Corsica driven by Sheirlarae Hickernell of St. Robert, MO.

After the initial serious crash the report states that Hickernell’s Corsica was then struck a second time by a 2016 Ford F250 pickup truck driven by Gregory Barnes of Waco, TX.

Sheirlarae Hickernell suffered serious injuries in the crash and was rushed to Phelps County Regional Medical Center by Phelps County EMS. Hickernell’s passengers, Jeremiah Hickernell, 15, and Candice Whitlock, 22, both of St. Robert also, sustained minor injuries and were also transported to the hospital with Sheirlarae Hickernell.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved in this terrible crash.


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Sheirlarae Hickernell may have a claim against the insurance company that insures Mr. Salaam’s 2011 International Tractor Trailer and Mr. Barnes’ 2016 Ford F250 pickup truck. 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 the families and manage their claims against the big insurance companies. The attorney will protect their interests, so Sheirlarae Hickernell and her family can focus on her 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 Ms. Hickernell.

The AW Smith Law Firm is a serious injury and wrongful death law firm. The sole focus of our practice, is getting our clients the settlements they deserve, after they have suffered an injury or loss. Our past results, speak volumes about our talent and our passion, in helping each of our clients. We have been recognized nationally, for the success we have had on behalf of our clients. Serious accidents can happen to good people. When they do, be sure to call The AW Smith Law Firm at 573-777-3333 or contact us through our website at