Parkville, MO (November 15, 2022) – A 56-year-old woman has died as a result of a traffic accident that took place in Platte County on Monday evening. At around 6:35 p.m., November 14, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the site of a traffic accident on Interstate 435.
According to law enforcement, a 2022 Ford Explorer was traveling southbound on Interstate 435 when she struck a deer near Missouri State Route 152. The vehicle then became disabled as a result of the crash. After the initial incident, the Ford was struck by a 2015 Isuzu box truck.
The driver of the Ford, 56-year-old Deborah Yelverton of Kansas City, Kansas, was transported by ambulance to North Kansas City Hospital, where she died from her injuries.
The traffic accident remains under investigation at this time.
Our condolences are with the family of Deborah Yelverton at this time.
Fatal Truck Accidents in Missouri
Hundreds of people die each year as a result of traffic accidents that occur in the state of Missouri. When commercial vehicles are involved in these accidents, the chances of severe and fatal injuries are dramatically increased. Unfortunately, we see many innocent lives lost as a result of negligent drivers.
When it comes to truck accidents, driver fatigue is one of the leading causes. Truck drivers often have to work long hours and may not get enough rest. This can lead to them falling asleep at the wheel or making mistakes while driving.
In addition to being overly tired, distractions are another common factor in truck accidents in our state. Truck drivers may become distracted by their electronic devices, such as their phones or GPS is, while driving. This can take their attention off the road ahead and lead to a serious accident.
In addition, speeding can also lead to serious truck accidents. When drivers of trucks are speeding, they are unlikely to be able to stop in time to avoid collisions with other vehicles on the road. This type of accident is more common in congested areas.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a vehicle accident, a Parkville wrongful death lawyer can help your family seek the maximum amount of financial compensation possible to help you move forward.
When it comes to truck accidents and crashes involving other commercial vehicles, there are several parties who you can pursue legal action against. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be able to file a claim against the driver of the truck, the trucking company, the maintenance company, the cargo company, or another liable party.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. will meticulously analyze the circumstances surrounding your loved one’s accident. We will identify all of the factors that led to the crash and take appropriate legal action against them. Our team is committed to helping families move forward following the loss of a loved one. Schedule a free consultation with our team today by calling 816-888-8888. Our personal injury lawyers can meet with you for a free consultation to get started.
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