Nevada, MO (January 01, 2021) – On Friday, January 1st, one person was killed in a single-vehicle accident near Marmaduke Park in the city of Nevada.
Incident reports show that, at about 7:50 a.m., a 2009 Pontiac G5 failed to successfully negotiate a righthand turn, ran off the lefthand side of the roadway, and crashed into a tree.
The driver, a 21-year-old male from Nevada, sustained serious injuries and was transported by emergency medical services to Nevada Regional Medical Center.
The passenger, 21-year-old Jerod R. Gerster, also from Nevada, was pronounced dead at the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Jerod R. Gerster at this time.
Fatal Collisions in Nevada
Drivers who are intoxicated by drugs or alcohol and drivers who go too fast are the two factors that contribute most frequently to deadly Missouri car crashes. Almost 1,000 people were killed during traffic accidents in 2008. Most of these accidents were caused by these driving violations, meaning the deaths caused by them were entirely preventable.
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 1 (816) 683-3278 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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