New Florence, MO (October 18, 2021) – One man has lost his life following a motorcycle accident in Montgomery County on Saturday, October 16. The victim has been identified as 69-year-old Russell Burton of New Haven, Missouri.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that at around 5:36 p.m., a collision between a 2016 Harley-Davidson 3 wheel motorcycle, driven by Burton, and a 2008 Volkswagen Jetta, driven by 77-year-old William Davis, took place on Missouri State Route 19 just 300-feet north of Tree Farm Road.
The impact of the crash caused Burton to be ejected from his vehicle.
Burton sustained fatal injuries as a result of the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by Montgomery County Coroner Dave Tolbert.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Russell Burton. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in New Florence, Missouri
Between 2012 and 2014, more than 2,300 people lost their lives in accidents throughout the state. In many cases, victims are using motorcycles at the time of their accidents. These crashes are more likely to end in severe and fatal injuries due to the fact that victims do not have protection.
There are many causes of motorcycle crashes in Missouri. Some of the leading factors we see contributing to these life-changing crashes include:
- Driving while impaired
- Lane splitting
- Engaging in reckless driving behaviors
- Driving while distracted
If your loved one has lost their life in a motorcycle accident, you may have legal options available to help you recover financial compensation that your family can use for funeral expenses, lost earnings, medical costs, and more. In some cases, surviving relatives can retain the guidance of a wrongful death attorney in New Florence to get justice for their loved one. Working with an aggressive legal team can help to ensure your family collects the maximum amount of compensation available to you after the loss of a loved one.
New Florence Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our New Florence motorcycle accident lawyers provide effective, knowledgeable, and aggressive legal representation for our clients while being compassionate and understanding to their individualized needs. We at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help our clients move forward after being impacted by another driver’s negligence. When families lose loved ones, we strive to help them collect full and fair compensation to help reduce some of the stress they face moving forward.
Our lawyers are wholly committed to helping bereaved families maximize their financial recovery after enduring the unexpected loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another driver. If you have lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at 816-888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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