Harrisonville, MO (May 6, 2023) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that 66-year-old Cynthia Wasser of Ottawa, Kansas, lost her life following a motor vehicle accident in Cass County on Thursday evening, May 4.
Just before 8:10 p.m., troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to the scene of a cross on Missouri State Route 2.
Reports show that a 2002 GMC was traveling on the roadway when it crossed over the center line and collided head-on with a 2012 Ford. The impact of the crash caused two people to be ejected from their vehicle near East 271st Street.
The Ford went off the roadway and came to rest in a ditch.
The driver of the Ford, identified as Wasser, was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of her injuries.
Three others involved in the class were injured. Harrisonville EMS transported a 16-year-old male to Research Hospital with serious injuries. A 17-year-old male was transported to the same hospital by Garden City EMS. The third victim, a 16-year-old male, was transported by Central Cass EMS to Children’s Mercy Hospital.
At this time, investigations into the crash are underway.
We hope the three people injured as a result of this crash recover quickly.
Our condolences are with the family of Cynthia Wasser.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Fatal crashes take place far too often in Missouri. In fact, these accidents take the lives of hundreds of people annually. There are a significant number of accidents that take place that involve head-on impact.
Head-on collisions are more dangerous for a variety of reasons. First, two vehicles colliding with each other in a head-to-head manner combines the force of both vehicles. Due to the fact that many head-on collisions occur at high speeds, especially those that take place on highways, the speed amplifies the force of the impact, making it even harder for the vehicles to absorb. As a result, vehicles involved in high-speed head-on collisions are often severely damaged. This dramatically increases the risk that people inside the vehicles will be severely harmed.
Losing a loved one in a fatal collision can be incredibly difficult to deal with. Many families struggled to move on. If your loved one has died as a result of the fatal accident, your family should reach out to a Harrisonville wrongful death lawyer immediately. You may be able to pursue legal action to recover compensation for some of the losses that your family has been forced to endure.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, we understand the pain and suffering you may be feeling after a wrongful death. Our experienced Harrisonville car accident lawyers are here to help you fight for justice and get the maximum compensation possible. If your loved one has died as a result of someone else's negligence in Cass County, don’t hesitate to call our law firm at 913-764-9700 today for a free consultation. Our team will do everything in our power to ensure that justice is served and that your family is able to hold the negligent party accountable.
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