Lathrop, MO (November 15, 2020) – On Friday, November 13th, a collision between a tractor-trailer and a 2011 Ford Taurus on MO-116 left one victim critically injured and caused extensive damage to both vehicles.
Preliminary police reports indicate that, at about 3:00 p.m., the tractor-trailer was making a lefthand turn across the highway into a parking lot when it collided with the front end of the Taurus.
The passenger in the Taurus, a 92-year-old female from Kansas City, was transported by Tri-County EMS to North Kansas City Hospital. Her injuries are listed as serious.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, the Lathrop Police Department, and Tri-County Emergency Medical Services all assisted with this accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injury Accidents in Lathrop
The Missouri State Highway Patrol maintains comprehensive records concerning accident rates, accident severity, and the events that most frequently lead to these accidents. For example, in 2014, these records indicate that exactly 22,474 accidents were caused by speeding, and exactly 5,976 accidents were caused by drivers under the influence.
Almost 1,000 people were killed in fatal car accidents in the state of Missouri in 2018. While still quite high, this figure represents a decrease of 32 deaths from the year before. The state’s overall number of car crashes also fell by a little more than 6%. The main two causes on record for most of these fatal car accidents were speeding and driving under the influence.
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.
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