Kingsville, MO (September 23, 2022) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that 18-year-old Kaden Adams of Kingsville, Missouri, has died as a result of injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident that took place on Wednesday morning in Johnson County.
At around 7:48 a.m., on September 21, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to a collision on Route T. Preliminary reports indicate that a collision between a 2001 Ford in a 2001 GMC occurred on Route T at the intersection of Southwest 300 Road.
Adams, who was driving the Ford, was severely injured. He was flown by Air EMS to children’s Mercy Hospital, for emergency care. Authorities confirmed that he passed away after arriving.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Our condolences go out to the family of Kaden Adams at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Fatal crashes reported throughout Missouri claim the lives of over 1100 people annually. These crashes are often caused by drivers who engage in acts of negligence while behind the wheel.
In Missouri, the most common causes of fatal car accidents include driving while intoxicated, inexperienced drivers, speeding, and running a red light. However, these are not the only causes of fatal car accidents. Other causes of fatal car accidents include distracted driving, playing with a cell phone while driving, failing to yield to other drivers, and driving without proper safety equipment.
When a loved one dies in a car accident, families are often left feeling overwhelming grief and shock. Missouri law provides families with a variety of legal options following a fatal car collision. One of the most common options utilized by grieving families includes filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the person who is responsible. Families can also seek compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of income, and pain and suffering. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Kingsville can help to ensure you have the strongest claim possible.
Losing a loved one is always difficult, but knowing that their death was caused by another person can add even more pain and suffering to the family. Our car accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. understand how difficult it can be for families to move forward. For this reason, our lawyers are committed to helping each person we work with seek the maximum amount of compensation possible. Our lawyers can help you navigate the legal system. We will advocate on your behalf to make sure that your best interests are protected.
You can depend on our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. to fight to ensure your legal rights and best interests are protected every step of the way. Schedule a consultation at our Missouri law firm by calling 816-888-8888.
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