Kansas City, MO (July 27, 2021) – A motorcycle rider has died days after he was struck by a car in Kansas City.
According to officers from the Kansas City Police Department, the accident took place at about 6:15 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 435 in the area of Grandview Road when a black 2008 Pontiac changed lanes and collided with a black 1975 BMW motorcycle, which caused the motorcyclist to be thrown from his bike.
The rider was taken by Emergency Medical Services to an area medical facility with injuries classified as serious. The victim, who has since been identified as 55-year-old Darren W. Marshall, a resident of Overland Park, was pronounced dead on Saturday, July 24 at 6:10 p.m.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Darren W. Marshall, at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Kansas City
Accidents with fatal outcomes are a hazard faced by motorcycle riders far more frequently than the driver or passengers of any other motor vehicle. Although barely 3% of all vehicles registered in the state are motorcycles, Missouri’s Department of Motor Vehicles has noted that out of the 273 fatal accidents that took place in 2017, almost 15% of those who were killed were riding motorcycles.
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 worry.
Information examined by a statistical analysis team reveals that the state of Missouri saw 1,734 motorcycle crashes involving some extent of injury in 2014. These crashes resulted in 1,979 victims enduring major physical injuries. During that same year, 86 accidents involving motorcycles took place that suddenly ended the lives of 88 people.
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.
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.
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 816-888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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