Jefferson Co, MO (August 28, 2021) – Police were called to investigate the scene of a fatal two-vehicle crash on Saturday, August 28th in Jefferson County.
The collision occurred at 3:30 p.m. at the intersection of Highway 110 and Old Country Road.
Sources reported that a 2002 Harley Davidson FXDL was westbound on Highway 110. At that moment, a 1993 Jeep Cherokee, driven by a 54-year-old male from Desoto, that had been stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of Athena School Road and Highway 110 entered the intersection without yielding to the motorcyclist.
The front of the motorcycle collided with the passenger side of the Jeep. Both vehicles spun out and came to uncontrolled stops off the side of Old Country Road.
The driver of the Harley Davidson, 55-year-old Michael D. Politte, a resident of Desoto, was pronounced at the scene by EMS.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Michael D. Politte, at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Jefferson County
Accidents with deadly results are a risk faced by motorcycle riders far more frequently than any other driver or passenger. Although barely 3% of all vehicles registered in the state are motorcycles, Missouri’s Department of Motor Vehicles has noted that out of the 273 fatal accidents that took place in 2017, almost 15% of those who were killed were riding motorcycles.
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 car accident attorneys in Jefferson County strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without worry.
Statistics show that Missouri saw 1,734 motorcycle crashes involving some extent of injury in 2014. These crashes resulted in 1,979 victims enduring major physical injuries. During that same year, 86 accidents involving motorcycles took place that suddenly ended the lives of 88 people.
It is crucial that families get full and fair compensation after losing loved ones in accidents caused by negligent drivers. We are committed to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the challenges they face.
Jefferson County Wrongful Death Attorney
When victims are killed in collisions, they often leave behind friends and family that are devastated. In some cases, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Jefferson County to get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Working with a skilled and knowledgeable legal team can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward after experiencing the loss of a loved one.
If you have lost a loved one due to a car accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Jefferson County personal injury attorneys at 1 (816) 683-3278 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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