Kansas City, MO (April 28, 2021) – Kansas City police officers responded to reports of a car accident with injuries at the intersection of Southwest Trafficway and 39th Street on Wednesday, April 28th.
Reports show that the two-car crash happened at about 2:05 a.m. when a Chevy Monte Carlo driving westbound on 39th Street failed to stop at a red light and crashed into a Chevy Silverado going southbound on Southwest Boulevard.
One of the drivers sustained life-threatening injuries.
The other vehicle was carrying a passenger with a gunshot wound that was apparently self-inflicted. That person was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. It is unknown if the driver of the car was injured.
Police also said that one of the cars also crashed into a utility pole, knocking out power in the immediate area.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Vehicle Collisions in Kansas City
More than 48,000 collision victims suffered some kind of injury in accidents throughout the state in 2018. Auto accident data maintained by the State Highway Patrol show that around 800 victims lost their lives during traffic accidents in that same year. This total shows that about 131 victim injuries and two fatalities took place every day of the year throughout the state.
When victims are injured in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists, it is important that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the costs of care and other expenses moving forward. A responsive and effective car accident attorney in Missouri can help to explain your legal rights as a victim of an accident.
Our team at Peterson & Associates P.C. will help you to understand the legal options available to you in the aftermath of a car accident. Our personal injury attorneys in Kansas City strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without worry. Not only is it crucial that victims are able to get full and fair compensation after being injured by negligent drivers, but we are committed to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the challenges they face.
If you have been injured in a car accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Kansas City personal injury attorneys at 816-888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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