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Union, MO - Bret Messling Killed in Motorcycle Crash on W. Hwy 50 at S. Washington Ave

May 29, 2021

Union, MO (May 29, 2021) - The Union Police Department has opened an investigation into a fatal two-vehicle collision that took place on West Highway 50 on Friday, May 29th.

Sources reported that the crash occurred near the South Washington Avenue intersection at about 6:00 p.m. in Union when a car turned left out of a parking lot onto East Highway 50, directly into the path of a westbound motorcycle.

The motorcyclist, Bret Messling, 24, a resident of Union, was unable to avoid the impending collision. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car was unharmed during the impact.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Bret Messling, at this time.

Motorcycle Fatalities in Union


Statistics presented by a data analysis center show that the state of Missouri saw 1,734 motorcycle-involved road accidents in 2014. These accidents resulted in 1,979 people enduring severe physical injuries. In that same year, 86 motorcycle-involved accidents took place that cut short the lives of 88 people.

People who are injured in accidents are usually unable to work for some time, forcing them to go without the financial support they require to be able to pay their bills and care for their loved ones. To make matters worse, massive medical bills start accumulating almost right away.

When people are injured in accidents due to someone else’s negligence, the state of Missouri entitles them to bring a claim of personal injury against the at-fault party in order to obtain financial compensation for the economic burdens they are facing. Victims should consult with a car accident attorney in Missouri who has years of experience navigating personal injury laws.

The Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are here to help victims safeguard their legal rights after they are injured in accidents caused by negligent, reckless, and careless people.

We are dedicated to helping our clients heal from their losses in the best way possible. Speak with our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at (816) 298-8708 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys right away to see how we can help you recover from your accident.

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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