Marshall Man Injured After Colliding with Freightliner
A Marshall man was injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Friday afternoon in Johnson County.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 1999 Pontiac Firebird and a 2015 Freightliner were both traveling east in the left lane of Highway 50 at NE 501 Road around 1:20 p.m., when the Freightliner slowed to make a left turn, and the Firebird struck the rear of the towed unit.
The Firebird traveled off the left side of the roadway and came to rest in the ditch.
The driver of the Firebird, 19-year-old Joseph R. Wadell of Marshall, suffered moderate injuries, and was transported to Western Missouri Medical Center by JCAD for treatment.
The driver of the Freightliner, 44-year-old Tao Wang of Hacienda Heights, California, was reportedly not injured.
The Freightliner had minor damage, while the Firebird was totaled.