Avalon, MO (May 25, 2021) – A man has died after sustaining serious injuries in a car crash that occurred in rural Livingston County on Sunday evening, May 23.
Authorities say that 75-year-old Charles Plummer died Monday morning at Liberty Hospital. He was flown there by a medical helicopter following the accident, which happened on Route JJ outside of Avalon around 10:00 p.m.
Troopers with the Missouri Highway Patrol say that Plummer was traveling on a UTV when it was hit by a pickup truck. His UTV was then forced off the road, causing it to hit 63-year-old Susan Bachman, who was removing grass from the highway with a leaf blower. She also sustained serious injuries and was flown to Saint Luke’s Hospital on the Plaza.
The truck driver was not hurt in the accident.
The investigation is ongoing, and further details about the cause of the collision were not released.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Kody Jones, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Thousands of car crash victims endure serious injuries every year throughout the country. Oftentimes, these victims later succumb to their injuries, leaving grieving families to pick up the pieces. In fact, Missouri has seen nearly 145,000 car accidents in one year alone, resulting in almost 1,400 fatalities.
When victims die as a result of another driver’s negligence, their families may not know where to turn. Between tense negotiations with insurance companies and the daunting task of paying medical costs, funeral expenses, and more, those who have lost their loved ones must cope with unbelievable stress and trauma.
Thankfully, our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys are accustomed to the physical and mental obstacles victims face after being injured and families deal with after losing a loved one. Our attorneys are wholly committed to helping victims and their families maximize their financial recovery in the aftermath of a car accident. We have overseen thousands of successful cases, helping our clients recover more than $500 million to address their losses.
The legal team at Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a hands-on approach when it comes to supporting our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys have years of experience in assisting those affected by catastrophic collisions, securing justice and the full, fair financial compensation to which they are entitled.
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