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Asbury, MO – Cathy Windle Loses Life in Auto Wreck on Oak Rd

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Asbury, MO (February 6, 2022) – At around 6:19 p.m., on February 4, emergency crews were notified that their assistance was needed on-site at a crash on Oak Road.

Reports from authorities show that a collision between a Kansas City Southern Railroad Locomotive vehicle and a 1999 Oldsmobile 88 occurred on Oak Road during the evening hours.

The impact of the collision caused the Oldsmobile to crash into a 70-year-old female pedestrian. The victim, Cathy Windle of Columbus, Missouri, suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Cathy Windle. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri

Asbury, MO – Cathy Windle Loses Life in Auto Wreck on Oak RdRoughly 6,000 pedestrians were killed during vehicle crashes across the country in 2017, and more than 129,000 needed to be hospitalized in order to receive the medical treatment required for their injuries. Here in Missouri, we see more than 100 victims killed annually as a result of these preventable accidents.

Some of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Motorists while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Motorists who fail to yield the right of way
  • Motorists who are speeding
  • Motorists who are distracted while operating their vehicles

When people are not responsible while operating their vehicles, they leave the lives of others sharing the road at risk of being harmed. In many cases, families have to deal with overwhelming consequences.

Not only are families overwhelmed by the emotional impacts of a loss, but they often face funeral expenses, stacking medical bills, and various other financial impacts. In some cases, surviving relatives can work with a wrongful death attorney in Asbury to get justice for their loved ones. Working with a responsive legal team can help to ensure your family collects the maximum amount of compensation available to you after the loss of a loved one.

Asbury Wrongful Death Lawyers

At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach to helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Asbury pedestrian accident attorneys strive to help the families of accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents. Our team will go to the scene of your loved one’s accident to gather evidence and investigate. We will prove to the courts that the defendant acted negligently and should be held accountable. Our team will fight on your behalf to ensure your family is able to recover the financial compensation they need to cover funeral expenses and other economic and non-economic burdens you all face moving forward.

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.

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.