Warrensburg, MO (November 28, 2022) – A traffic collision took place in Johnson County on Saturday morning that claimed one woman’s life. At around 10:35 a.m., on November 26, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Missouri State Route 13.
According to law enforcement, the driver of a 2020 Ford Ecosport turned into the path of a 2017 Ford Transit while traveling on northbound Missouri State Route 13 at the intersection of Northeast 600 Road. As a result, the two vehicles collided. Both vehicles were severely damaged as a result of the crash.
A 69-year-old woman involved in the accident, identified as Linda Ridge of Warrensburg, Missouri, was rushed to Research Medical Center, where she died from her injuries. A second victim, 22-year-old Caleb Henry of Blue Springs, Missouri, was transported to Western Missouri Medical Center for the treatment of injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
We hope Caleb Henry recovers quickly from this accident.
Our condolences are with the family of Linda Ridge at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Auto collisions take the lives of hundreds of people in the state of Missouri every year. In many cases, these accidents are entirely preventable. One of the most common factors in fatal collisions that we see here in the state of Missouri is drivers who fail to yield the right-of-way. When a driver fails to yield, they are essentially breaking the law and endangering other motorists.
There are many reasons why a driver might fail to yield the right of way. In some cases, the driver may be distracted and not see the other car coming. In other cases, the driver may be running late and in a hurry to get where they are going. Whatever the reason, failing to yield can have devastating consequences.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a car accident caused by another driver failing to yield, you may be entitled to recover financial compensation for the cost of funeral arrangements, burial expenses, and various other financial burdens that you face. An experienced Warrensburg wrongful death attorney can review your case and help you recover the damages you deserve.
Following the loss of your loved one, our car accident lawyers and Peterson & Associates, P.C. can help you pursue legal action against the responsible party. Our team will investigate the accident to ensure you have the strongest evidence possible to prove your case. We will file a timely claim against the responsible driver and demand compensation to cover all of the losses and expenses that your family faces. Schedule a consultation with our team today to get started. Our personal injury lawyers are available at 816-888-8888.
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