Lee’s Summit, MO – Spencer Eastwood and Jim Harshfield Hurt in Car Crash on I-470 near Woods Chapel Rd

Lee’s Summit, MO – Spencer Eastwood and Jim Harshfield Hurt in Car Crash on I-470 near Woods Chapel Rd

Lee’s Summit, MO (May 26, 2023) - A Jackson County car crash reported on Wednesday left two people with injuries. The accident was reported to the Missouri State Highway Patrol at approximately 9:00 a.m. on May 24.

Reports provided by MS HP indicate that a collision between a 2021 Ram ProMaster 1500 pickup truck and a 2022 Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck occurred on the northbound side of Interstate 470. The accident blocked the roadway just north of Woods Chapel Road. Reports indicate that the ProMaster was slowing down when it crashed into the rear of the Dodge Ram pickup truck. Both vehicles were totaled in the crash and had to be towed from the scene.

Two people involved in the crash, identified as 23-year-old Spencer Eastwood, who suffered minor injuries, and 60-year-old Jim Harshfield, were treated at the scene. Harshfield was then transported by ambulance to Centrepoint Medical Center, where he underwent further treatment.

At this time, the incident is being investigated.

We hope Spencer Eastwood and Jim Harshfield are able to recover quickly following this accident.

Car Accidents in Missouri

Motor vehicle accidents occur frequently in the state of Missouri. Thousands of people are left with injuries as a result of these accidents. There are several reasons why motor vehicle accidents continue to take place so frequently in our state. Leading factors include:

  • Distracted driving: Whether it's texting while driving or adjusting your radio, distracted driving is the leading cause of car accidents.
  • Speeding: Driving faster than posted speed limits greatly increases your risk of crashing and suffering severe injuries.
  • Impaired driving: Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol impairs judgment, delays reaction time, and severely affects coordination.
  • Reckless driving: This includes weaving in and out of traffic lanes, tailgating other vehicles, failing to signal when turning or changing lanes, etc.

If you have suffered injuries as a result of another person’s reckless or negligent actions, you may be able to take legal action against them. You should reach out to a Lee’s Summit car accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss the legal options available to help you protect your legal rights.

At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, we understand how stressful and challenging it can be to deal with the aftermath of a car accident, especially if you have suffered serious injuries. That is why our team of knowledgeable and fearless personal injury lawyers is here to protect your rights and ensure that you receive all the compensation you deserve. Our commitment to providing excellent legal services has earned us many satisfied clients over the years, and we remain committed to helping those in need. If you have been injured in a car accident, reach out to our law firm at 913-764-9700 for personalized legal advice and representation.

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Disclaimer: We hope that by raising awareness about driving hazards, drivers will be more cautious when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being seriously injured in a collision. This accident news post is not a business solicitation. The content of this post is not intended to serve as medical or legal advice. This post's featured image was not captured at the accident scene depicted in the post.

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