Kansas City, MO (April 17, 2021) – One person was killed on impact when two vehicles collided in a construction zone in the southbound lanes of Interstate 435 and Northeast 48th Street close to Worlds of Fun.
The Shoal Creek Patrol Division and deputies from the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to the scene where the southbound lanes of the interstate are forced to merge due to ongoing construction.
The tractor-trailer, which was hauling construction equipment, stopped while several vehicles behind it were attempting to merge as three lanes condensed into one causing a Toyota Corolla to crash into the back of the truck.
The driver of the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Vehicle Collisions in Kansas City
Throughout the United States, several thousand car crash victims are forced to deal with some kind of collision-related injury every single year, thousands of which will prove fatal. In Missouri, in 2008, there were approximately 144,000 car accidents that varied in seriousness from small fender benders to violent and deadly collisions, during which an estimated 1,400 people lost their lives.
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 816-888-8888 to see how our team can help you.
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