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Rear-End Collision Results in the Death of a Young Woman


On June 25, 2013, a young woman was killed in a tragic rear-end collision. The accident took place at 10:30 P.M. on Interstate 49, just south of Route J in Peculiar, Missouri. The victim, Seja Patel, was only 18 years old. She had been one of six passengers in a vehicle that was struck from behind, including an 8-year-old girl and a 31-year-old man who were also seriously injured in the crash. When the driver of the second vehicle, Steven Horack, collided with the back of their car, both vehicles went barreling off of the road. While everyone who was involved was able to walk away from this devastating accident—albeit seriously injured—Seja Patel was unfortunately not so lucky.

For this reason, the entire team at the Sumner Law Group, LLC would like to express our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the young woman who was killed. Our concerns also go out to the man and the little girl who were injured in the collision. We at the firm are here to help anyone who has found themselves and their families in a similar situation. Our Columbia personal injury attorney and the rest of our staff are here to help you through this difficult time and relieve you of the burden of dealing with the insurance company on your own. We will fight for you and your loves to make sure that you are able to secure the amount of compensation that you deserve.

Whether you were involved in a rear-end collision or critically injured in a hit and run accident, the legal team at the Sumner Law Group, LLC is here to help. For this reason, we encourage you to learn more today by calling our office at (573) 287-3178 or submitting a free case evaluation form online. From that point on, we will do everything in our power to seek justice on your behalf.