Kansas City, MO (October 21, 2022) – A traffic incident took place in the Kansas City area that left a woman seriously injured. At around 8:25 p.m., on October 19, emergency crews were called to the scene of a crash on Interstate 35.
According to reports provided by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 2002 Chevrolet collided with a 2018 Chevrolet on the northbound side of Interstate 35 at the ramp to northbound Interstate 435. During the process, the 2002 Chevrolet also collided with a concrete barrier before coming airborne and landing on the road below.
One woman involved in the accident, 64-year-old Karen Harris of Kansas City, Missouri, suffered serious injuries in the crash. Harris was transported by Kansas City Fire to North Kansas City Hospital, where she underwent emergency medical treatment.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the crash at this time.
We hope Karen Harris is able to recover quickly following this accident.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents are an unfortunate part of life here in the state of Missouri. Missouri car accidents can be avoided if drivers take certain precautions. First, all drivers should be aware of the state’s traffic laws and obey them. Second, always be on the lookout for other vehicles, pedestrians, and hazards on the road. Drive defensively and be prepared to brake or swerve if necessary.
Third, avoid distractions while driving. Don’t use your cell phone, eat or drink, or mass with the radio or navigation system. Fourth, never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you must drink, have a designated driver. Finally, make sure your vehicle is in good working condition before hitting the road.
If everyone would follow these simple tips, Missouri car accidents would become much less common. Unfortunately, not all drivers are so conscientious, so it’s important to always be alert and prepared when behind the wheel.
If you have been hurt as a result of a car accident, there may be legal options available to help you get justice. A Kansas City car accident lawyer can help you file a legal claim against the driver who caused your injuries.
Our lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have over three decades of experience fighting to protect Missourians who have been harmed in auto collisions due to negligent drivers. Following your crash, our personal injury lawyers will fight to get to justice. We will build a strong claim on your behalf and negotiate compensation to make sure you get the money you need for medical costs and all of the other costs and losses you face. Contact our law firm today at 816-888-8888 to get started on your case.
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