A car overturns just east of the Joplin town limits

Diamond Fire told us on site that no one was injured in the rollover accident.
M&M Wrecker prepares to remove the overturned car after it crashed through a homeowner’s fence. Missouri requires liability insurance at a minimum. In accidents like this, the driver is liable for property damage.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, we were alerted by forecasters to an overturned car on FF/East 32nd, just east of the Joplin city limits.

The area is very close to the jurisdiction lines. Three departments were dispatched Duenweg Fire (arrival, stage secured, left) Joplin Fire was alerted but was in the Diamond Fire District.

Newton County Sheriff’s Deputies, Newton County Ambulance responded. MoDOT Emergency Response and Missouri State Highway Patrol have been notified.

On the spot, Diamond Fire tells us that the driver refused medical care.

Diamond Fire and MoDOT Emergency Response worked together on traffic control on the two-lane highway.

M&M Wrecker of Carthage removed the vehicle from the scene of the accident.

The eastbound vehicle left the roadway and passed through a barbed wire fence, causing property damage. One of the reasons Missouri requires it: auto liability insurance. Motor vehicle liability insurance would pay for property damage.

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