Johnson Co, MO (May 9, 2021) – On Tuesday, May 4, an Independence woman was injured after being involved in a pileup collision in Johnson County.
The accident occurred at the intersection of MO-13 and NE 950th Road at around 10:30 a.m. that morning. According to local reports, 44-year-old Julie R. Gunter was traveling northbound in a 2004 Honda Accord at the time of the crash. It was then that Gunter hit a dump truck that was making a turn onto NE 950th Road.
The impact caused her vehicle to leave the roadway and enter and NE 950th Road, where Gunter crashed into a 1998 Buick Lesabre driven by 42-year-old Nicholas J. Stewart of Warrensburg. The Accord also collided with a 2019 Dodge Ram pickup.
Gunter was treated at the scene for sustained injuries. The conditions of the other involved parties were not immediately reported.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is underway.
Our thoughts are with Julie R. Gunter and her family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Speeding-Related Accidents in Missouri
When drivers exceed the speed limit, the risk of a crash is increased significantly. Thousands of Americans are killed annually by speeding motorists, with a total of 9,378 people losing their lives in 2018 alone. An estimated 25 people were killed daily in speeding-related crashes that year. Over the past twenty years, speeding has been involved in nearly one-third of reported traffic fatalities nationwide.
Even the most careful drivers can find themselves the victim of a serious accident, and it is crucial that those injured in a Missouri car crash pursue the compensation they deserve after being unfairly injured by a reckless driver. For most Missouri residents, driving is our primary form of transportation, and anytime you are traveling the streets of Missouri, the risk of a crash is always present. Despite this fact, most drivers are unsure of what to do in the event of a crash, and many accident victims are overwhelmed when pursuing a Kansas City personal injury claim for compensation.
A qualified Kansas City car crash attorney can help injured parties pursue a personal injury claim after a collision. At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our legal team strives to help those harmed in collisions collect compensation to cover the medical treatment they need for injuries and other damages, and we will ensure that your legal rights are protected following a Kansas City vehicle collision. Contact one of our experienced Missouri personal injury attorneys by email or call Peterson & Associates, P.C. at 1 (816) 683-3278.
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