Lawson Man Sustains Serious Injuries After Striking Animal in Roadway

RAY COUNTY, MO – A Lawson man was seriously injured when his vehicle struck an animal in the roadway.

The accident took place Sunday evening in Ray County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 56-year old Laurence Atkinson was on Route C when his vehicle struck the animal and then ran off the right side of the roadway where it came to rest in a ditch.

Atkinson was taken to Liberty Hospital following the accident.