Parkville, MO – Crash on I-435 by Ameristar Casino Results in Injuries
Parkville, MO (October 6, 2020) – An automobile accident reported Friday morning in the Kansas City area resulted in injuries. On October 2, a silver Ford Taurus was driving on the southbound side of the interstate when the rear tire blew out on the passenger side. The vehicle pulled over to the shoulder of Interstate 435 near Missouri State Highway 210.
While resting in the shoulder, a gray Volkswagen Atlas, a black Kia Optima, and a silver Lincoln all pulled off to the side of the road behind the Taurus to help.
A Penske Freightliner pulling a 53-foot semi-trailer came up behind the vehicles and crashed into the Lincoln, then the Kia, followed by the Volkswagen, and then struck the Ford. The driver of the Ford was outside of his vehicle at the time. One of the vehicles was pushed into the driver, throwing him into the guard rail then over the embankment.
The impact of the crash caused the semi-truck to burst into flames. The Lincoln driver became trapped in his vehicle until he was able to climb out of the sunroom. The drivers of the Lincoln, Ford, and Kia were all transported to area hospitals for treatment of injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the victims injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Reports provided by the Missouri Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that the state of Missouri ranks 19th out of all 50 states for the likelihood of people being involved in fatal collisions. Between 2012 and 2014, more than 2,300 people lost their lives in accidents throughout the state. Thousands more are left with life-altering injuries that require extensive medical treatment.
The time following a collision as full of uncertainty. In numerous cases, accident victims are left with serious injuries that demand medical attention both immediately and long-term. Being forced out of work to deal with these injuries can make it extremely challenging to cover the cost of care. For this reason, the state of Missouri enables accident victims to pursue legal options that help them obtain compensation to cover the financial burdens they face moving forward. Working with a knowledgeable and aggressive car accident attorney in the Kansas City area after your accident king greatly improves your chances of recovering.
We at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have extensive experience helping victims get the justice they deserve after being harmed in a preventable accident. We understand the overwhelming mental and physical consequences that victims face, which motivates us to fight aggressively to ensure they are able to recover after being injured in an accident. Our competent and trusted personal injury attorneys in Kansas City are dedicated to helping our clients maximize their recoveries after being harmed in car accidents caused by negligent drivers. Our team puts together solid legal claims on behalf of our clients to sure we are in the best position possible to negotiate full and fair compensation that helps them cover the financial burdens they face moving forward from their accident. If you have been injured in a car accident, contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri as soon as possible. By calling (816) 298-8708 you can schedule a free case evaluation at your earliest convenience with our team to explore legal options available to help you recover.
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