Kansas City, MO - Seven Injured in Crash Near E. 31st St
Kansas City, MO (January 09) - A police pursuit ended with a collision between the pursued vehicle and another car and caused injuries to seven people on Friday, January 8th in Kansas City.
The two-car collision took place in the area of Garfield Avenue and East 31st Street.
Police reports show that shortly after three teenagers stole a car at gunpoint in Grandview, officers from the Kansas City Police Department located the vehicle near the intersection of Woodland Avenue and East 26th Street. They attempted to perform a traffic stop at which point the suspects fled the scene and the police gave chase.
A few blocks into the pursuit, the driver of the stolen vehicle ran a stop sign at East 31st Street and Garfield Avenue and collided with another car carrying four people: two adults, a 1-year-old child, and a 10-year-old child.
All four people in the third vehicle and the three teenagers in the stolen vehicle sustained injuries during the crash and were transported via ambulances to local hospitals. One of the teenagers was listed in critical condition. The post-crash medical statuses of the other six victims are unclear.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents With Injuries in Kansas City
An average of six million vehicle collisions takes place nationwide each year. These collisions result in an average of 90 deaths daily, and an average of three million victims suffering crash-related injuries annually.
In addition to this, even though it is common knowledge that seat belts, when properly used, reduce your chances of enduring a serious or fatal injury by almost 50%, one in every seven Americans does not buckle up. Driving under the influence, driving at high rates of speed, and careless driver behavior are the elements responsible for the majority of motor vehicle accidents.
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) 298-8708 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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