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Benton Co, MO - Bailey Jelinek Killed, Five Injured During Crash in Benton County

Mar 15, 2021

Benton Co, MO (March 15, 2021) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported to the scene of a three-vehicle collision on Sunday, March 14 at about 4:10 p.m.

Sources state that 24-year-old Bailey Jelinek was killed when another car swerved across the centerline and struck her car head-on, causing a third vehicle to unavoidably collide with the first two.

The driver and a passenger from the first vehicle were transported to a local hospital with serious and moderate injuries, respectively.

Three one-year-old girls were also transported to the hospital with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening.

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

Fatal Crashes in Benton County

undefinedClose to 48,000 car accident victims suffered some form of injury in crashes throughout the state in 2018. Automobile collision statistics monitored by the State Highway Patrol show that about 800 people died during traffic accidents within that same year. This number indicates that approximately 131 victim injuries and two deaths took place every day of the year throughout the state.


When victims are injured in accidents resulting from the negligence of other motorists, it is important that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Victims may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the costs of care and other expenses moving forward. A responsive and effective car accident attorney in Missouri can help to explain your legal rights as a victim of an accident.

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 personal injury attorneys in Kansas City strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without worry. Not only is it crucial that victims are able to get full and fair compensation after being injured 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.

If you have been injured in a car accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Kansas City personal injury attorneys at (816) 298-8708 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation 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.

Categories: Auto Accidents

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