Kansas City, MO - Street Racing Accident Leaves One Dead on Blue Ridge Blvd
Kansas City, MO (June 09, 2021) - One person was killed in a high-speed collision on Wednesday, June 9th in south Kansas City.
Official statements suggest that two vehicles, a Ford Thunderbird and an unidentified sedan, were allegedly racing along Blue Ridge Boulevard shortly near the intersection of Red Bridge Road at about 1:15 a.m. The Thunderbird blew through a red light, colliding with a Lexus RX330 that was in the intersection as it headed eastbound on Red Bridge Road.
Both drivers were ejected from their vehicles.
The driver of the Lexus, who remains unidentified, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Thunderbird was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital with injuries classified as life-threatening.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Wrongful Deaths in Kansas City
When the actions of one person, whether they were accidental or deliberate, cause the death of another, surviving family members of the deceased may be entitled to compensation for their losses.
Missouri’s personal injury laws entitle members of the victim’s immediate family to seek financial remuneration for funeral expenses, burial costs, foregone wages that the victim would have earned throughout their lifetime, psychological trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
Under special circumstances, where the behavior that caused the death was egregious, malicious, or illegal, a civil court can also allow members of the immediate family to solicit punitive damages against the respondent.
Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys are accustomed to the physical and mental obstacles victims face after being injured. The financial consequences alone can make their recovery harder than necessary.
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a hands-on approach to defending our clients through their post-accident recovery. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys assist crash victims in receiving justice and the financial settlement they are entitled to. Our attorneys are wholly committed to helping victims maximize their 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) 298-8708 to see how we can help you.
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