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Tragic incident: 3-year-old hit by truck in Chariton County.

Tragedies like the recent incident involving a 3-year-old boy being struck by a truck on Route C in Chariton County serve as stark reminders of the importance of safety, especially when it comes to our children. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred on private property, approximately 10 miles southwest of Marceline, leaving the community shaken.

The report outlines the heart-wrenching scenario: the young child unexpectedly darted into the path of a 1998 Dodge Ram 2500, driven by Justin Henke, 41, of Salisbury, which was traveling eastbound. Despite the prompt arrival of emergency responders, the boy tragically succumbed to his injuries at the scene, as confirmed by the Chariton County coroner.

In the aftermath of such a devastating event, families grappling with loss and seeking legal guidance can turn to AW Smith Law in Columbia, MO. With a compassionate approach and a track record of advocating for victims of personal injury, AW Smith Law stands ready to assist those in need during their darkest hours.

If you or a loved one has been affected by a similar incident, don’t hesitate to reach out to AW Smith Law for support and legal counsel. Your journey toward justice and closure starts with a simple step – contacting our dedicated team for a consultation. Together, we can work towards ensuring that responsible parties are held accountable and that the rights of those affected are protected.