Kansas City, MO - One Critically Injured in Collision on 39th St
Kansas City, MO (January 12, 2021) - One person sustained critical injuries during a car accident on Monday, January 11th.
Police reports show that the two-vehicle collision took place at the intersection of College Avenue and 39th Street at about 2:00 p.m.
A preliminary investigation concluded that a Pontiac sedan was traveling eastbound when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, it crossed over the centerline and collided with an oncoming Lexus SUV.
The driver of the Lexus, an 88-year-old male whose identity has not yet been released, suffered critical injuries and was transported via ambulance to a local trauma center.
No information has been released on the condition of the driver of the Pontiac as the accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family. We hope for a full recovery.
Injury Collisions in Kansas City
The majority of traffic accidents in the United States are caused by a distracted driver, and Missouri is no exception. For example, just over 14% of all vehicle collisions in the state are the direct result of a driver who was giving their attention to something other than their driving, causing them to take their focus off of the roadway. In Missouri, in 2008, about 144,000 car accidents occurred, resulting in the deaths of over 1,300 victims. More than 90% of these collisions listed distracted driving as the cause.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach at helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys strive to help accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents.
Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the mental and emotional challenges victims face after being harmed. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. Our team is wholly committed to spending significant time and efforts on 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 attorneys to see how our team can help you.
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