Teenager Airlifted to University Hospital After Pettis County Car Accident


March 6th, 2016, Pettis County Missouri-

A motor vehicle accident occurred last evening, just outside of Sedalia Missouri, at approximately 6:00pm. The accident occurred southwest of Sedalia, on Route B, East of Ragar Road.

According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, an eastbound 1997 Ford Expedition, driven by Angelica Hernandez Silva, 34, of Sedalia, crossed the center line and crashed into a westbound, 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser. The PT Cruiser driver, Sharon Martin, 44, of Butler MO, suffered minor injuries and was taken to Bothwell Hospital in Sedalia, by ambulance.

After the crash, the Silva Ford then travelled off the left side of Route B, where it struck a ditch, overturned, struck a tree and a fence, coming to rest on the passenger side. The Chrysler travelled off the left side of the roadway and struck a fence. Five people were injured in Silva’s Ford, including a 14 year old girl, who sustained serious injuries. Claudia Apoliner, 14, of Sedalia, was life flighted to University Hospital by Staff for Life with serious injuries.

Eduardo Apoliner, 37, of Sedalia, Claudia’s father and also a passenger in the Silva vehicle, reportedly refused treatment at the scene, for himself and his 4 year old daughter, Liliana, who both suffered minor injuries. Robert Lloyd was also taken by ambulance to Bothwell Hospital with minor injuries, while Silva refused treatment of her minor injuries.

The family of Claudia Apoliner may have a claim against the insurance company that insures Silva’s Ford Expedition. 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 attorney will advise the family and manage their claims against the insurance companies. The attorney will protect their interests, so the Apoliner family can focus on Claudia’s 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 the Apoliner family.

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 www.AWSmithLaw.com.

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We are wishing Claudia Apoliner and her family, a fast and complete recovery.