Jefferson Co, MO (February 27, 2021) – One person died and two more were critically injured during a multi-car accident in Jefferson County on Friday, February 26th.
Sources said that at about 7:30 p.m., a Dodge Dakota and a Jeep Grand Cherokee were heading westbound along Highway 30 in the area of Adele Drive as a Chevrolet S-10 was heading eastbound. The Chevrolet swerved across the middle of the road and collided head-on with the Dodge and the Jeep.
The driver of the Chevrolet, Joseph Austin, 63, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Dodge, a 33-year-old man, and his passenger, an 11-year-old boy, both sustained severe injuries and were transported to a local hospital for emergency medical treatment.
No additional details about the accident have been released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Joseph Austin, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Jefferson County
As shown by accident data collected by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 36,000 victims were killed in car crashes throughout the country. This total implies a decrease of 2% in the state’s collision-related deaths since 2018, which saw over 36,800 victim fatalities. This little but important reduction in crash fatalities is the third decrease in as many years.
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 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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