Springfield, MO (November 4, 2021) – A head-on collision reported in the Springfield area on Sunday morning claimed one woman’s life. On October 31, emergency crews were notified that an accident took place on the West Bypass.
Reports from the Springfield Police Department show that a pickup truck was traveling north on West Bypass at around 8 a.m. on Sunday. For unknown reasons, it collided head-on with a southbound vehicle.
The passenger inside the southbound vehicle, identified as 72-year-old Linda Ward, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.
The drivers of both vehicles were transported to area hospitals for care.
At this time, the police department is investigating the crash.
Our thoughts are with the victims who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Linda Ward. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, motor vehicle accidents impact the lives of more than 1,700 riders in the state of Missouri. Although most victims are left with life-changing injuries that require medical attention, some victims are unable to recover. Instead, they end up passing away as a result of injuries sustained in accidents caused by reckless drivers.
In Missouri, some of the leading causes of motorcycle accidents include:
- Drivers who are speeding
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
- Drivers who are distracted while operating their vehicles
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
When victims are killed in collisions, they often leave behind friends and family that are devastated. In some cases, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Springfield to get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Working with a skilled and knowledgeable legal team can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward after experiencing the loss of a loved one.
Springfield Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C., take an aggressive approach to help our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Springfield personal injury attorneys strive to help the families of accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents.
We understand the mental and emotional challenges families face after losing loved ones in accidents. The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. For this reason, we dedicate great time and efforts to 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 lawyers at 816-888-8888 to see how our team can help you.
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