5-vehicle crash in Joplin; Child suffers life-threatening injuries
Cpl Sean Higgins of the Joplin Police Dept tells us 7 people suffered injuries
UPDATE: The child injured is making progress. Sources tell us expected to make a full recovery.
JOPLIN, Mo. — About 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2022 reports of a multi-vehicle crash at E 32nd and Connecticut alerted Joplin E-911.
Joplin Fire, Newton County Ambulance, METS ambulance, Joplin Police responded.
On the scene we confirmed it was a 5-vehicle chain reaction crash in the westbound lanes approaching the intersection.
Cpl Sean Higgins tells us seven people were injured. Six with minor injuries. And a minor child suffered life-threatening-injuries.
Metro Towing and Cotrill’s Towing were summoned to remove vehicles. Two vehicles were driven from the scene. Three were towed.
Joplin Police marked the vehicles for crash investigation. The roadway was cleared to all traffic about 11:15 a.m.
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