Kansas City, MO (May 3, 2023) – Two people were transported to area hospitals for the treatment of injuries following a car crash that took place on Monday morning in the Kansas City area.
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 1, the Kansas City police responded to the scene of a crash on Independence Avenue.
Reports from authorities show that a Ford F-350 pickup truck was traveling westbound on Independence Avenue during the morning hours. For unknown reasons, the driver failed to stop while passing through a red light at an intersection. As a result, the Ford crashed into a white Chevrolet Silverado and a black Chevrolet Silverado.
Two people involved in the accident were transported to area hospitals for emergency medical care.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We hope the two people who suffered injuries due to this crash are able to recover quickly.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Tens of thousands of people across Missouri are left with injuries as a result of car crashes that take place every year in our state. Although accidents can take place at any location, we see a significant number of crashes occur at busy intersections.
According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 36% of all traffic collisions occur at intersections across the United States. Here in Missouri, we see many people injured as a result of accidents caused by negligent drivers. Some of the leading factors of car crashes at intersections in Missouri include:
- Poor visibility: Some intersections may have poor visibility due to obstructions. Other factors that can lead to poor visibility include defective traffic control devices and even inadequate lighting, which can make it harder for drivers to see other vehicles or pedestrians.
- Turning Vehicles: Many collisions occur when a driver makes a turn at an intersection, either by failing to yield the right of way or by turning too wide or too fast.
- Speeding: Some drivers may speed through intersections, which increases the likelihood of accidents.
If you suffered injuries as a result of a crash that was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you may have legal options that can help you move forward. You should reach out to a Kansas City car accident lawyer right away to discuss your case and get started on protecting your legal rights.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our seasoned car accident lawyers in Kansas City have the experience and knowledge you need to navigate a personal injury claim. We understand what is at stake following your trucking accident and will use all of the resources available to us to make sure that you are fully compensated for any damages suffered.
Our team goes above and beyond to investigate every aspect of your case and ensure that you get the best outcome possible. If you have been injured in an auto crash, reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 913-764-9700 so our team can get started on your case right away.
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