Kansas City, MO (August 03, 2021) – A motorcyclist was critically injured on Monday, August 2nd after being hit by a sports utility vehicle at an intersection in Kansas City.
At about 9:35 p.m., first responders were dispatched to the intersection of Prospect Avenue and East 53rd Street for reports of a crash involving a motorcycle that left one person with critical injuries.
Police reports state that the operator of a Zhejiang Apollo motocross motorcycle was riding eastbound along 53rd Street when they were struck by the driver of an SUV heading southbound on Prospect Avenue.
The SUV’s driver, an unidentified female, stopped her car just long enough to pick up part of her front bumper that had come detached in the impact. She then re-entered her vehicle and continued driving south on Prospect Avenue, leaving the motorcyclist lying in the roadway with critical injuries.
The victim’s name and age were not immediately available.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents 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.
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.
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. 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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