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Lathrop, MO – Four Seriously Injured in Crash on I-35

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Lathrop, MO (November 23, 2020) – A serious two-vehicle accident took place in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 near the city of Lathrop on Monday, November 23rd.

Initial police reports state that the accident took place at about 1:55 p.m. when a southbound 1999 Chevrolet Lumina, driven by an 18-year-old female from Lathrop, slid across the ice-covered roadway, crossed over the median, and collided head-first with an oncoming 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander. After the impact, both vehicles came to rest in the middle of the interstate.

The driver of the Lumina and her 19-year-old male passenger were both transported by Tri-County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital in Liberty.

The third occupant of the Lumina, a 19-year-old female, was transported by Cameron Ambulance to North Kansas City Hospital in North Kansas City.

All three teenagers sustained injuries that were classified as serious.

The driver of the Outlander, a 71-year-old male from Braymer, also suffered serious injuries and was transported by Tri-County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital as well.

Both vehicles were totaled as a result of the accident, which is under investigation by local law enforcement.

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

Vehicle Collisions in Lathrop

A study focusing on teenage drivers conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that car accidents were the number one cause of fatalities among teenagers in the United States in 2017. Teens between the ages of 15 and 19-years old made up slightly more than 6% of the country’s driving population but accounted for 8% of all car accidents nationwide.

As far as Missouri is concerned, the state rated sixth in the nation for vehicular fatalities relating to teen drivers, with nearly 150 fatalities that same year, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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 by calling 1 (816) 683-3278 to see how our team can help you.

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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.