Eagle Rock, MO (June 14, 2021) – The Missouri Highway Patrol was called to the scene of a hit-and-run accident that caused the death of an elderly woman just outside of Eagle Rock in Barry County on Sunday, June 12th. The deceased victim has since been identified as 87-year-old Dorthy Hickey.
Officials say a vehicle crossed over the center-line, colliding head-on with Hickey’s vehicle. Hickey was killed on impact. Her passenger sustained serious injuries.
Investigators are looking for a 2012 Chevy 2500 pick-up truck.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mrs. Dorthy Hickey, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Car Crashes in Eagle Rock
A head-on impact between two automobiles is one of the most critical and deadly kinds of car crashes. At best, they make their survivors deal with severe injuries, and, at their worst, they cut lives unforgivably short. The chances of a head-on crash increase exponentially when a motorist neglects to maintain their lane and/or control over their vehicle. The main causes behind these violent accidents are drivers who are distracted, speeding, or under the influence.
Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys are accustomed to the physical and mental obstacles victims face after being hurt. The financial consequences alone can make their recovery harder than necessary.
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a hands-on approach to aiding our clients all through their post-accident recovery. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys assist crash victims in receiving justice and the financial settlement to which they are entitled. Our attorneys are wholly committed to helping victims obtain the maximum allowable financial recovery. They have overseen thousands of successful cases and helped clients recover more than $500 million in claims.
We will make sure that your legal rights are protected after an injury accident. Call our Kansas City accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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