Sedalia, MO (January 14, 2021) – A fatal head-on collision took place on Thursday, January 14th on Main Street Road in Pettis County.
According to police reports, the accident occurred at about 7:30 a.m. when a 2007 Nissan Murano and a 1999 Nissan Frontier both crossed over the centerline and collided head-first with one another.
The driver of the Frontier, 77-year-old Mikhail Zalozh, a resident of Sedalia, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Murano, a 22-year-old male from Columbia, was transported to Bothwell Regional Hospital with injuries classified as non-life-threatening.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Mikhail Zalozh, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Accidents in Sedalia
Drivers who are under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol and drivers who exceed the posted speed limit are cited as the top two causative factors in fatal and injurious car crashes in the state of Missouri. In 2008, close to 1,000 victims were killed during motor vehicle accidents, nearly all of which were caused by a driver engaging in one or both of these dangerous driving behaviors.
Victims involved in accidents are often forced out of work for several weeks at a time, going without the monetary support they need to pay their bills and take care of their families. To make the struggle even worse, towering medical bills start rolling in immediately. When victims are harmed in accidents as a result of other motorists, our state allows them to file legal claims against wrongdoers to recover compensation for the financial burdens they endure. Victims can benefit immensely by consulting with a car accident attorney in Missouri who is well-versed in personal injury laws in our state.
The Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help victims protect their legal rights after being harmed in collisions caused by reckless, negligent, and careless drivers. Our team works to educate victims on their legal rights and help guide them toward getting the maximum amount of compensation available for medical costs, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more. If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that you reach out to our team as soon as possible to explore legal options available to you.
We at www.PetersonLawFirm.com are committed to helping our clients recover in the best way imaginable from their accidents. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at 1 (816) 683-3278 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you recover from your accident and move forward.
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