Columbia, MO (December 24, 2021) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Boone County on Wednesday morning has claimed one man’s life. At around 4:48 a.m., on December 22, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was requested on-site at a crash on Interstate 70.
Reports from authorities show that a 2015 Ford Explorer was stopped on the westbound side of Interstate 70 with their emergency lights activated near mile marker 135.4. For unknown reasons, the driver of a 2021 Cascadia 116 failed to slow down their vehicle. As a result, the Cascadia struck the rear of the Ford Explorer. The front of the Cascadia then struck a 2013 Hino box truck and rotated around, striking a 2017 Ford F-450 ambulance.
The driver of the Explorer, identified as 58-year-old Bryant Gladney, sustained severe injuries in the accident. He was rushed to University Hospital by ambulance. Authorities confirmed that Gladney was pronounced deceased after arriving.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Bryant Gladney. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Missouri
Statistics show that between 2012 and 2014 more than 2,300 people lost their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Missouri. Although there are several things we can do to protect others sharing the roads with us, there is no guarantee that others are going to be mindful of us. As a result, we continue to see numerous people suffer unnecessarily due to the reckless and negligent actions of others.
Losing a loved one is challenging to deal with under any circumstance. Knowing that your loved one lost their life as a result of another person’s actions just makes the situation even more upsetting. In some cases, surviving relatives can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Columbia to see what legal options are available to you. You may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens your family faces moving forward after losing a loved one in an unexpected accident.
Columbia Wrongful Death Lawyers
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Columbia car accident lawyers help surviving relatives to see justice and the financial compensation they deserve after losing loved ones in accidents due to negligent drivers.
We understand the mental and emotional challenges families face after losing loved ones in accidents. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. For this reason, we dedicate great time and efforts to helping victims maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it. With thousands of successful claims, we have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in claims. We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Contact our Kansas City accident lawyers at 816-888-8888 to see how our team can help you.
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