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Kansas City, MO - Two Critically Injured in Crash Near James Elementary

Nov 2, 2020

Kansas City, MO (November 01, 2020) - Two people were critically injured during a head-on collision near James Elementary School in the northeast area of Kansas City on Saturday, October 31st.

Officers from the Kansas City Police Department were dispatched to the crash site at about 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of Belmont Avenue and Chouteau Trafficway when a blue SUV veered over the centerline, colliding head-on with a silver car.

Three children who were between 3 and 12 years of age were unbuckled in the back seat of the SUV. All three went to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The driver and another front-seat occupant of the silver car were also unbuckled when the accident took place. Both were transported via ambulance to nearby trauma centers with injuries classified as critical.

Local law enforcement is investigating both drivers for driving under the influence.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents in Kansas City


All across the United States, millions of people receive car accident-related injuries, and another ten thousand are killed each year. In 2018, in the state of Missouri, there was a total of 143,826 traffic accidents that caused the deaths of 1,326 victims.

At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach at helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys strive to help accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents.

Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the mental and emotional challenges victims face after being harmed. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. Our team is wholly committed to spending significant time and efforts on helping victims maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it. With thousands of successful claims, we have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in claims.

We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Contact our Kansas City accident attorneys to see how our team can help you.

Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know and we will do our best to remove it completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

Categories: Auto Accidents

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