Lee’s Summit, MO (December 26, 2020) – Two people died and another five sustained injuries during a multi-vehicle collision on Christmas night in a suburb of Kansas City.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that the collision took place at about 11:00 p.m. when a Mazda 5 driven by Alexander Thirstrup, 30, swerved into an oncoming Dodge Journey SUV on Interstate 70.
The Mazda then collided with a Chevy Tahoe driven by Dominic Robinson, 27, before crashing into the median. The Journey also collided with a pick-up truck, and a passing Kia Sedona was struck by flying debris.
Thirstrup and Robinson were both pronounced dead at the scene.
A passenger in the Tahoe sustained severe injuries, and an infant, a 6-year-old, and a 10-year-old were all transported via ambulances to various hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries, as was the driver of the Journey.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims, Mr. Alexander Thirstrup and Mr. Dominic Robinson, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Crashes in Lee’s Summit
An estimated 48,000 people suffered some extent of injury following a car accident in Missouri in 2014. Accident statistics monitored by the Highway Patrol also show that almost 800 people were killed during automobile accidents in that same year. In other words, around 131 victim injuries and two crash fatalities occurred each day.
When victims are injured in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists, it is important that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the costs of care and other expenses moving forward. A responsive and effective car accident attorney in Missouri can help to explain your legal rights as a victim of an accident.
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 personal injury attorneys in Kansas City strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without the worry. Not only is it crucial that victims are able to get full and fair compensation after being injured 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.
If you have been injured in 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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