Kansas City, MO (August 15, 2021) – Two police officers sustained injuries during a hit-and-run accident on the morning of Sunday, August 15th in Kansas City.
Reports show that at about 1:15 a.m., two officers were in a marked patrol car traveling northbound through the green light of the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and East Truman Road when they were struck by a Chrysler sedan that was heading eastbound.
The driver of the Chrysler drove further down the roadway before abandoning the vehicle at Norton Avenue and East Truman Road.
Both officers were transported by paramedics to a nearby hospital with non-critical injuries.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Injury Accidents in Kansas City
Vehicle collision data that is tracked by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that, in 2018, almost 5,000 people died during collisions with tractor-trailers. In other words, about 5,000 families suffered the loss of somebody they loved. Out of all tractor-trailer crash fatalities in 2018, just 18% of them were tractor-trailer occupants and 82% were from the other vehicle involved in the accident.
When victims receive injuries in auto accidents brought on by another person’s disregard for the laws of the road, Missouri permits them to file a claim of personal injury against the liable motorist for financial reimbursement. Victims should seek the guidance of a car accident attorney in Missouri who has decades of practice in how to handle personal injury laws.
Of all possible motives for the continuous yearly increase in Missouri’s car accident rate, the directly proportional influx of distracted drivers throughout the state appears to be the most probable. The number of Missouri drivers who are relentlessly on to their cell phones, even when behind the wheel, seems to be compounding with every passing year.
The Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. always make sure that a victim’s rights are safeguarded after they are injured by a negligent, malicious, or reckless motorist.
Even with a decline in the use of cell phones in teen drivers, approximately 14% of all car accidents statewide are the immediate and undeniable result of a driver’s cell phone use.
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our 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 1 (816) 683-3278 to see how we can help you.
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