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Seneca, MO – Crystal Ward Killed, One Seriously Injured After Crash on MO-43

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Seneca, MO (July 27, 2021) – A woman who was involved in a two-vehicle accident on the afternoon of Monday, July 26th succumbed to her injuries on Tuesday morning.

A report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol says that 32-year-old Crystal Ward, a resident of Seneca, died after she sustained serious injuries during a collision on State Highway 43 on Monday at about 4:40 p.m. when the vehicle she was riding in pulled directly into the path of a utility truck.

Ward passed away Tuesday morning at a hospital in Joplin.

The driver of the car, 35-year-old Stephine Langland, also sustained very serious injuries in the accident and was med flighted to a hospital in Kansas City. Her current condition is unknown.

A 14-year-old girl who was also riding in the car sustained injures believed to be non-critical.

Langland’s support dog, Diamond, was in the vehicle as well and is still missing.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Crystal Ward, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Fatal Car Crashes in Seneca

Anytime a Missouri traffic accident results in injuries to a passenger, they might be confused about how to go about getting help and how to solicit financial compensation for their injuries.

The state of Missouri complies with fault-based/comparative negligence insurance statutes in regard to car accidents. Vehicle passengers, however, have no involvement in the comparative negligence side of a car accident claim. They have no control over the vehicle and therefore cannot be held liable for any aspect of the crash.

Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys are familiar with the mental and physical struggles victims must face after being injured. The monetary consequences alone can make their recovery very difficult. Our attorneys are wholly committed to helping victims maximize their financial recovery. We have tried thousands of successful cases and helped our clients recover $500 million in claims.

If your car accident was the result of another driver’s negligence or misconduct, then you, as the injured victim, are entitled to bring a claim against the at-fault driver for every injury, loss, and damage you have suffered.

When trying to determine from which driver’s insurance policy they should seek financial compensation, laws pertaining to auto insurance are very complex, making this a decision best left to an experienced Missouri personal injury attorney.

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.

A reputable and experienced personal injury attorney will know the most up-to-date methods of analyzing every aspect of your accident, ensure that the negligent driver is held accountable, and see to it that you receive the full and fair financial compensation you are entitled to under Missouri law.

We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Call our Kansas City accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.

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.