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Ray Co, MO – Yolanda McCollister Injured in Motorcycle Crash on the Missouri River Bridge

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Ray Co, MO (September 23, 2021) – A woman from Florida was injured when the motorcycle on which she was a passenger was involved in a serious accident on Thursday, September 23rd in Ray County.

According to police, the accident took place at about 4:15 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Interstate 13 on the Missouri River Bridge.

The motorcycle’s operator, a 72-year-old man from Tamarac, FL. crossed over the centerline of the roadway, ran off the side, and struck a bridge structure four separate times before coming to an uncontrolled stop.

Both he and his passenger, 69-year-old Yolanda McCollister, a resident of Miami, FL. both sustained moderate injuries during the crash. They were transported by Ray County Ambulance Division to Centerpoint Hospital in Independence.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents in Ray County

Motorcycle accidents often result in severe injury because, unlike cars and trucks, they do not have seatbelts, airbags, or any material barriers to protect them from their surroundings. A motorcyclist is left exposed to injury both during and after an accident.

One of the principal factors in motorcycle accidents is that they are significantly smaller than other vehicles. This makes them more difficult to see. This is also why accidents involving motorcycles typically end with critical or fatal injuries to the rider.

The main cause of motorcycle accidents is larger vehicles failing to yield the right of way. This can stem from a motorcycle’s low visibility, especially for a driver who is distracted. Aggressive motorists and other forms of negligence are also contributing factors.

These are just some of the reasons you should have a motorcycle accident attorney in your corner as soon as possible after an accident. If no investigation is conducted, societal prejudice usually puts the blame on the biker. A thorough investigation can prove you weren’t liable and place the fault where it belongs, which will lay the groundwork for you to seek financial compensation beyond what an insurance company is going to offer you.

Ray County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers

Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Ray County motorcycle accident lawyers help crash victims to see justice and the financial compensation they deserve.

Our Ray County personal injury attorneys are familiar with the mental and physical struggles victims must face after being injured. The monetary consequences alone can make their recovery very difficult. Our attorneys are wholly committed to helping victims maximize their financial recovery.

We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Contact our Ray County motorcycle accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.

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.