Friday, January 25, 2013

Family loses father and are seriously injured when elderly woman drives wrong way

The Washburn Family of Asbury, Missouri were involved in a terrible accident in Jasper County.  The accident resulted in Johnny Washburn's death and four others in the Washburn family being seriously injured.  In what has become an epidemic, we have another story of a elderly driver driving the wrong way on a highway and killing someone.

The membors of the Washburn Family that were seriously injured were:

Deborah Washburn, age 49.
Abby Washburn, age 19.
Karli Washburn, age 12.
Samantha Washburn, age 13.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol's investigating officer SGT. Mike Bryan, the accident occurred when a 1998 Dodge Dakota driven by Bonnie Weaver of Tulsa Oklahoma was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when she struck the 2006 Chevy Trailblazer of the Washburn family.  There is no indication of what caused Bonnie Weaver to drive on the wrong side of the highway, and it may have been a case of a confused elderly driver.

Here is the Police Report.

When seriously injured in an accident like this you need to obtain an experienced personal injury lawyer to investigate the facts and determine whom is at fault.   If you or a loved one find themselves in need of an experienced personal injury lawyer please contact the attorneys of Copley Roth and Wilson LLC.  Our firm has extensive experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims and is here to compassionately assist you in your time of need If you, a loved one, or a family member has suffered the devastating , and oftentimes tragic consequences of a car accident, please do not hesitate to contact Copley Roth and Wilson, LLC (913-451-9500) to address any questions or concerns you may have.  The initial consultation(s) telephone and in person, are always free.  We invite you to call and speak with our experienced personal injury lawyers in your time of need.

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