Smithville, MO (November 2, 2022) – Emergency crews in Clay County were called to the scene of a multi-vehicle collision that took place in the Smithville area. On November 1, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a crash occurred on US Highway 169.
According to reports, a 2016 Ford was stopped while assisting to render emergency assistance on US Highway 169 just north of 144 Street. For unknown reasons, the driver of a 2020 Ford escape failed to yield and struck the vehicle. The impact of the collision pushed the 2016 Ford into a 2014 Ford Fusion. The Ford Escape and the 2016 Ford were both totaled in the crash. All three vehicles were removed from the scene.
The driver of the 2016 Ford, 22-year-old Colby Mathys, was injured in the accident. He was transported to North Kansas City Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
We hope Colby Mathys recovers quickly following this accident
Car Accidents in Missouri
Being seriously hurt in a traffic incident contains your life forever. Unfortunately, we see many people left with serious injuries following crashes that occur in our state. The majority of traffic accidents that occur in Missouri are entirely preventable. We see many common factors surrounding crashes that occur every single day.
Drivers who fail to yield to other motorists continue to lead in causing auto wrecks in our state. When a driver fails to yield, they put other drivers at risk by not giving them the right of way. This can lead to serious accidents, especially if the driver who fails to yield is speeding. Drivers should always yield to oncoming traffic when turning or merging onto a road.
Speeding cars are a major cause of traffic incidents in Missouri. Speeding increases the chance of an accident occurring, and it also makes the consequences of an accident more severe. Drivers who speed should be aware of the risks they are taking and should slow down to a safe speed.
Lastly, drivers who weave between lanes are also a major cause of automobile collisions in Missouri. Weaving between lanes is dangerous because it increases the chance of a head-on collision. Additionally, it makes it difficult for other drivers to predict what the weaving driver will do next. Drivers should stay in their lane and only pass other vehicles when it is safe to do so.
If you have been hurt in a car crash that was caused by a driver’s reckless or careless actions, a Smithville car accident lawyer can help you get justice.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has extensive experience handling complex litigation matters for injury clients in Smithville and across the state of Missouri. Following your accident, our personal injury lawyers will fight to ensure you are able to get full and timely compensation.
Our team will build a strong case on your behalf and demand full and timely compensation for your damages. Contact our personal injury lawyers today at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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