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Kansas City, MO – Motorcyclist Injured After Flood Barricades Removed From Elmwood Ave

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Kansas City, MO (August 12, 2021) – A motorcyclist sustained serious injuries when he rode into a flooded Kansas City street Thursday night after someone had removed barricades blocking off the roadway.

The crash took place on Thursday, August 12th at about 9:00 p.m. in the area of Elmwood Avenue and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard. A 75-year-old man from Kansas City was badly injured and transported by ambulance to a local medical facility for treatment.

An investigation showed that the motorcycle rider was traveling westbound on a Harley Davidson motorcycle when he suddenly found himself facing high water at a bend in the road and was ejected from his bike when it overturned.

Roughly eight inches of water covered the roadway at the time of the accident. Large wooden flood barricades had been placed across the roadway at Elmwood Avenue due to the extremely high water but they had since been removed by someone unauthorized to do so.

The barricades were replaced after police conducted their investigation and the roadway had been cleared.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents in Kansas City

Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys are familiar with the mental and physical struggles victims must face after being injured. The monetary consequences alone can make their recovery very difficult. Our attorneys are wholly committed to helping victims maximize their financial recovery. We have tried thousands of successful cases and helped our clients recover $500 million in claims.

Determining liability for a vehicle accident caused by unsafe conditions on local or state roadways varies. Some commonly at-fault parties include:

  • In the event that an inadequately maintained vehicle or improperly secured object, such as a mattress, ladder, furniture, or other construction-related or household item caused your accident, the driver of that vehicle could be held liable.

  • Truck owners, truck operators, or other people working in the trucking industry could be held accountable for improperly fastened cargo, overloaded trailers, poorly secured trailers, and tire blow-outs.

  • If carelessly maintained roads, like one with a missing or damaged guardrail or a big pothole that has gone unrepaired caused your accident, a government entity might be to blame.

A reputable and experienced personal injury attorney will know the most reliable techniques of analyzing every aspect of your accident, ensure that the negligent driver is held accountable, and see to it that you receive the full and fair financial compensation you are entitled to under Missouri law.

Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys assist crash victims in seeing justice and the financial compensation they are entitled to.

We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Call our Kansas City accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.

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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.