Lee’s Summit, MO (May 25, 2022) – An auto accident that took place in Jackson County on Sunday afternoon left several people injured. At around 12:30 p.m., on May 22, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the scene of a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 470.
Reports from authorities show that a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu crashed into the rear of a 2015 Kia Optima on the westbound side of Interstate 470 just west of the 15.2-mile marker. The impact of the crash caused the Kia to strike a 2018 Ford Edge.
A total of six people suffered injuries as a result of this accident. EMS rendered aid to two juvenile males, ages 11 and 12, and two juvenile females, ages 14 and 17, 18-year-old Aleana Hernandez, and 19-year-old Kyla Calton. All six victims were transported to Centerpoint Hospital for emergency medical care. At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Kyla Calton, Aleana Hernandez, and the children who were injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Every year, tens of thousands of people in the state of Missouri are hurt in motor vehicle accidents. But often, these crashes can be attributed to some form of negligence. We see a significant number of people injured in auto accidents due to drivers who are speeding, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or engaging in other reckless actions operating their vehicles.
When people are hurt as a result of motor vehicle accidents, they are often forced out of work for several weeks to recover. In some cases, victims have to go through months of therapy and rehabilitation. Unfortunately, no amount of medical treatment comes with a guarantee of a full recovery. As a result, we see many people left permanently disabled as a result of their accidents.
When people are injured in motor vehicle accidents, due to the negligence of others, they may have legal options available to help them move forward. Reaching out to a car accident lawyer in Lee’s Summit is critical when it comes to improving your chances of getting justice.
The Lee’s Summit personal injury lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are deeply committed to providing the most aggressive and trusted legal representation to each client we work with. Our lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident and uncover critical evidence in support of your claim. We will fight aggressively to ensure you are able to secure the maximum amount of compensation available for lost wages, medical expenses, and various other damages you face as a result of your accident.
Do not wait to protect your legal rights. Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm at 816-888-8888. Our lawyers can schedule a free case evaluation with you at your earliest convenience to get started.
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