Kansas City, MO (August 2, 2022) – A motor vehicle accident reported in the Kansas City area on Sunday evening claimed one person’s life. Just after 720 p.m., on July 31, the Kansas City Police Department and local firefighters were notified that a crash took place on US Highway 71.
Preliminary investigations provided by the police show that a maroon Pontiac vibe was traveling northbound on US Highway 71 during the evening hours. For unknown reasons, the vehicle suddenly changed lanes, placing it directly in the path of a black Harley-Davidson motorcycle.
The two vehicles collided. The motorcycle then veered off the highway and collided with an exit sign. The motorcycle and the rider continued forward before coming to rest in a grassy median.
The motorcyclist suffered severe injuries due to the crash. The rider was rushed to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. Authorities confirm that the motorcyclist passed away at the hospital just before midnight.
The driver of the Pontiac was not injured as a result of this motor vehicle accident.
The Kansas City Police Department is investigating the crash at this time.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family of the motorcyclist who has lost their life as a result of this motor vehicle accident. Our thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri
Motorcycle accidents take the lives of thousands of people in the United States each year. Here in Missouri, we see countless people suffering fatal injuries due to the negligence of other drivers. When innocent people die as a result of vehicle collisions, their families are able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. These legal claims enable families to seek compensation for various damages they face. Some of the most common damages recovered by bereaved families include:
- the hospital and medical expenses leading up to the person’s passing
- pain and suffering that the victim experienced prior to their death
- any lost wages or earnings that the victim suffered
- the emotional distress of the victim prior to their passing
- any costs related to burial expenses and funeral fees
A wrongful death lawyer in Kansas City will be able to help you pursue legal action against the person who is responsible for your loved one’s death.
When a negligent party causes the death of another driver, there are legal options available to provide families with some closure. Exercising the legal remedy available to you can help your family move forward and rebuild your life, despite having to deal with such overwhelming and challenging circumstances.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. can guide you through the legal process. We will help you pursue a wrongful death claim. We will help you get the money that you need and deserve.
Call our Missouri personal injury law firm at 816-888-8888. Our lawyers can schedule a consultation with you to get started.
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