Kansas City, MO (May 17, 2021) – One person died and another was seriously injured during a two-car collision on Sunday, May 16th in Kansas City.
The accident took place at about 1:30 p.m. on Interstate 70 near Wyandotte.
Police reports show that 21-year old Amiyah S. Hatten was killed when her car, for reasons that have yet to be determined, was turned sideways across the lanes of traffic on the interstate causing it to be broadsided by an oncoming vehicle.
Hatten’s car overturned at least once before coming to a stop in a ditch on the north side of the roadway.
There was a driver and two passengers inside of the striking car, one of whom sustained serious injuries. The other two people were unharmed during the incident.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Ms. Amiyah S. Hatten, at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Broadside Collisions in Kansas City
When the front of one vehicle crashes into the side of another, most often at a 90-degree angle, the resulting accident is referred to as a side-impact, broadside. or T-bone collision. An approximated 10,000 people die every year across the country due to a broadside accident. This accounts for around 25% of all vehicular fatalities in a typical year. Along with this high rate of violent and unexpected deaths, thousands of other victims sustain injuries ranging from moderate to critical during this type of collision.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach to helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys strive to help accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents.
Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the mental and emotional challenges victims face after being harmed. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. Our team is wholly committed to spending significant time and efforts on helping victims maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it. With thousands of successful claims, we have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in claims.
We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Contact our Kansas City accident attorneys by calling 816-888-8888 to see how our team can help you.
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