Kansas City, MO (July 09, 2021) – A collision involving a tractor-trailer shut down a portion of 169 Highway on Friday, July 9th in Kansas City.
The accident took place at about 7:15 a.m. by the on-ramp for 9 Highway.
The tractor-trailer ended up on its side, taking up both the north and southbound sides of the highway
Police reported that the truck operator sustained injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.
A tow truck was ordered to remove both vehicles from the roadway. The highway was closed for clean-up and investigation for more than four hours.
It is unclear what caused the accident.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents in Kansas City
Auto accident data monitored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicates that nearly 5,000 victims lost their lives in 2018 due to accidents involving tractor-trailers. This means that around 5,000 families experienced the loss of a loved one in an avoidable accident. Out of all fatal tractor-trailer accidents that year, only 18% of the victims were occupants of the tractor-trailer. The other 82% of victims were from the other car.
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Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys assist crash victims in seeing justice and the financial compensation they are entitled to.
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