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Columbia, MO – Sue Underwood Fatally Injured in Crash on East Broadway near Hominy Creek Trail Bridge

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death

Columbia, MO (December 5, 2022) – A fatal accident took place in the Columbia area on Thursday that claimed the life of an 83-year-old woman. On December 1, the police and firefighters were called to the site of a traffic accident on East Broadway.

According to reports provided by the Columbia Police Department, at around two p.m., 83-year-old Sue Underwood was driving a Chevrolet and Paula when her vehicle became involved in a heading collision with a Ford expedition on East Broadway at the Hominy Creek trail bridge.

Underwood suffered fatal injuries. She was pronounced deceased on-site as a result of her injuries.

The driver of the second vehicle, 33-year-old Jonathan Key, suffered injuries. He was provided transportation by ambulance to a local hospital for care.

The incident is under investigation at this time

We hope Jonathan Key recovers quickly from his injuries.

Our condolences are with the family of Sue Underwood at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri

Columbia, MO – Sue Underwood Fatally Injured in Crash on East Broadway near Hominy Creek Trail BridgeA fatal accident can have a very devastating impact on families. Unfortunately, more than a thousand people die as a result of fatal crashes here in the state of Missouri each year. Many of these accidents are a result of negligent drivers. Some of the most common causes of these fatal accidents include:

  • Distracted driving: This can include anything from texting and driving to simply being distracted by something else in the car.
  • Speeding: Speeding is one of the leading causes of fatal car crashes.
  • Impairment: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can significantly impact your ability to drive safely.
  • Weather conditions: Inclement weather can make driving conditions much more difficult and lead to accidents.
  • Road conditions: Poorly maintained roads can also lead to accidents.

If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal car crash, you may be able to seek financial compensation from the responsible party. Working with a Columbia wrongful death lawyer can help to ensure that you have the strongest personal injury lawsuit possible to prove your damages and that the defendant is at fault for them.

Following your crash, our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will gather strong evidence to create your claim. We will work with reconstructionists that will work hard to re-create the circumstances surrounding the collision to uncover what took place. After building our claim, our team will fight for fair compensation to make sure that your family has the financial resources available to cover funeral costs and more.

Peterson & Associates, P.C., offers free consultations to help you understand your options and choose the best course of action for your lawsuit. Our knowledgeable personal injury lawyers have helped our clients recover more than $500 million in damages from their lawsuits. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, call us today at 816-888-8888 to schedule a free consultation.

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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.