Carthage, MO (January 01, 2021) – A fatal collision took place on Thursday, December 31st in Carthage on State Highway 171.
Highway patrol reports show that a 2013 Nissan Maxima ran off the righthand side of the roadway and struck a traffic control support post. The force of the impact caused the Maxima to turn and flip over before coming to a stop in the roadway.
The driver, a 74-year-old male from Carthage, suffered serious injuries and was transported to Freeman West Hospital in Joplin.
The vehicle’s passenger, 81-year-old Barbara J. Pitcock, also from Carthage, was pronounced dead on the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Barbara J. Pitcock, at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Carthage
An average of 6 million automobile accidents take place annually in the United States. Another 3 million victims endure some extent of collision-related injuries. One of the main causes of car crashes is drivers who speed or drive recklessly. In Missouri, driving is considered reckless anytime the negligent motorist behaves with such an absolute lack of concern for the safety of those around them that responding police actually issue them a criminal citation.
When victims are killed in collisions, they often leave behind friends and family that are devastated. In some cases, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Missouri to get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Working with a skilled and knowledgeable legal team can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward after experiencing the loss of a loved one.
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 car accident 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 families are able to get full and fair compensation after losing loved ones in accidents caused 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 lost a loved one due to 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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