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Man severely injured in a crash with a Freightliner truck on Interstate 70

ST. LOUIS, Missouri- An early morning crash on Interstate 70 has resulted in severe injuries sustained by 28-year-old James Harrison.

According to preliminary reports, Harrison, driving a 2007 Mercury Milan, collided with a 2023 Freightliner semi-truck around 3:55 a.m. The impact of the crash left the Mercury totaled, and Harrison was transported to SSM Health DePaul Hospital to receive care for serious injuries.

The cause of the crash is unknown and is being investigated by Missouri State Highway Patrol.

No further information is available at this time.

This accident will need further investigating before fault can be determined

As we wait for the results of the official investigation, we want to send our best wishes to Mr. Harrison for a speedy recovery and express our gratitude that there were no fatalities in this collision. In addition to the official investigation, Mr. Harrison deserves a thorough legal investigation that will ensure he gets answers to the cause of this crash and is provided an opportunity to recover against any potentially negligent parties who may have been responsible.

Many folks will assume this accident was the result of driver error on the part of Mr. Harrison, and we do not know anything that would dispute that claim. However, having worked on many cases like this, it is important to consider all possibilities before concluding that Mr. Harrison is solely responsible for his injuries. At the end of the day, Mr. Harrison will have to live the rest of his life with the injuries sustained in this crash; if any party was even partially responsible, they should be held accountable for the degree they contributed to his injuries.

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