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Jackson Co, MO - UPDATE: Five Injured in Multi-Car Crash on I-70 at MM 25.2

Jul 18, 2021

Jackson Co, MO (July 18, 2021) - Further details have been released following a three-car crash that occurred on Interstate 70 on Saturday, July 17, in Jackson County.

Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff's Office say that five Lexington residents were injured in the crash. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, 27-year-old Laura L. Hoyt was driving a Chrysler Pacifica on I-70, about 70 feet before mile marker 25.2, at 4:40 p.m. Shortly thereafter, she swerved to avoid debris in the road and spun out of control, causing her to run into a guardrail.

Her vehicle was then struck by a Toyota Tundra driven by 39-year-old Jonathan D. Bennett. After the initial collision, Bennett's Toyota Tundra was struck by a Jeep Wrangler driven by 25-year-old Briana M. Lowe. Hoyt’s four juvenile passengers, aged 3 to 7, suffered minor injuries and were transported to hospitals for treatment. Hoyt was moderately injured and was transported to Centerpoint by Central Jackson County EMS.

It's unclear if Ms. Lowe or Mr. Bennett sustained injuries in the collision, though the investigation is still ongoing at this time.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents Causing Injuries in Jackson County

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According to Missouri authorities and officials with the Department of Transportation, approximately 40% of all collision-related injuries and fatalities are caused by accidents involving more than one vehicle. Establishing fault in these kinds of crashes can be a very tricky process because there is typically more than one contributing factor that led to the accident.

Without the aid of the resources that a seasoned personal injury attorney has at their disposal, determining the exact cause of the collision will be a long uphill battle.

When victims receive injuries in auto accidents brought on by another person’s disregard for the laws of the road, Missouri permits them to file a claim of personal injury against the liable motorist for financial reimbursement. Victims should seek the guidance of a car accident attorney in Missouri who has decades of practice in how to handle personal injury laws.

Multi-vehicle collisions, commonly referred to as chain-reaction collisions, are a frequent kind of car accident that is usually caused by tailgating, which is when one vehicle is too close to the back of the one in front of it. Missouri road laws state that drivers are expected to maintain a reasonable amount of space between their car and the vehicles around them at all times.

A skilled and accomplished vehicle injury accident attorney will implement the most modernized techniques of reviewing every aspect of your car accident, making absolutely certain that the careless party is brought to account, and guaranteeing that you receive the full amount of financial compensation that Missouri law entitles you to.

The Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. always make sure that a victim’s rights are safeguarded after they are injured by a negligent, malicious, or reckless motorist.

At www.PetersonLawFirm.com, we are dedicated to helping our clients recover their damages. Speak with one of our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at (816) 298-8708 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys as soon as possible to see how we can help you recover from your accident.

Note: Our team of writers utilized secondary sources in the creation of this accident post. For that reason, the specifics regarding this accident have not been independently fact-checked and verified by our writing staff. If you locate any information that is not accurate, please notify us immediately so that we can update the post to reflect the most accurate information available. If you would like the post to be removed from our site, please let us know and we will do our best to remove it completely.

Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.

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