Kansas City, MO (August 08, 2021) – A motorcycle rider was killed and another driver was taken into custody after a Sunday evening crash in the Westport neighborhood of Kansas City.
Police were dispatched to the scene of the accident at about 6:20 p.m. on Sunday, August 8th near the intersection of Lawrence Street and Broadway Boulevard.
The crash occurred when the adult male driver of a white Nissan Maxima that was parked along the curb on Broadway Boulevard pulled out and started to make a U-turn in front of northbound traffic. In the meantime, the driver of a Piaggio Aprilia motorcycle was riding northbound along Broadway, in the direction of 42nd Street.
As the driver made the U-turn, the motorcyclist struck the back left corner of the car. The impact ejected the rider from the motorcycle.
The motorcyclist was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead. The victim has not yet been publicly identified.
Immediately following the accident, the Nissan’s driver veered off the roadway and into the grass on the side of the street, then kept driving on grass and sidewalk until he was able to drive around parked cars and re-enter the roadway.
After getting back on the road, the Nissan’s driver continued on a few blocks before parking, police said. He then exited his vehicle and returned to the scene on foot.
Spectators at the scene recognized him as the driver of the Nissan, and he was taken into custody. Officials say he is under investigation for possible impairment.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Motorcycle Fatalities in Kansas City
Accidents with fatal outcomes are a hazard faced by motorcycle riders far more frequently than the driver or passengers of any other motor vehicle. 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 Kansas City strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without worry.
Information examined by a statistical analysis team reveals that the state of 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.
Not only is it crucial that families are able to get full and fair compensation after losing loved ones in accidents caused 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.
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 Missouri 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 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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