Kansas City, MO (December 14, 2020) – A one-vehicle collision in Kansas City on Saturday, December 12, left six teenagers injured.
The crash reportedly occurred near the intersection of the Paseo and 58th Street. The incident was reported at around 3 a.m. that morning. According to local sources, a black Kia Rio5 was traveling southbound on the Paseo at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control of the vehicle.
The vehicle crossed the median, traveled into the northbound lanes of traffic, and collided with a tree. A total of eight passengers were inside the vehicle at the time of the accident. One of the occupants suffered critical injuries, and another suffered serious injuries. Four others were also injured.
All six injured parties were transported to a nearby medical facility for treatment. An ongoing investigation into the crash is currently underway.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
High-Speed Crashes in Kansas City
Speeding is an extremely reckless habit that can greatly increase your risk of being involved in a serious collision. When drivers speed, they are impairing their ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. The injuries sustained in a high-speed crash are also much more severe than low-speed collisions. Each year, thousands of people in the United States are killed by speeding drivers. Over the past twenty years, an estimated one-third of traffic fatalities nationwide involved speeding.
What you do the moments after a Missouri car accident is of critical importance, and injured victims have to make sure that they make the right decisions in order to recover the full value of their injury claim. Many crash victims are unsure of how to get the compensation they need to recover after a serious car accident in Kansas City, and this can leave them feeling alone and confused. In some cases, injured parties can consult with a qualified Missouri car crash attorney to discuss their next steps to take to pursue a claim and recover deserved compensation.
When you or a loved one is injured, it is extremely serious, and action must be taken immediately. At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we understand the claim process and how crucial it is for our clients, and it forms our entire approach. Our legal team will fight to make sure that you earn the compensation you deserve after being seriously injured in a car accident. If you have been unfairly injured in a Missouri car accident, contact our offices today at 816-888-8888 to discuss your case today.
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