Blue Springs, MO (November 18, 2023) – A motor vehicle accident reported in Jackson County claimed one person’s life while leaving a second person seriously injured. The accident occurred at around 2:10 p.m. on November 15.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 70. Reports show that a 2020 Kenworth and a 2004 Ford Excursion were traveling on the westbound side of the interstate. As the vehicles attempted to slow down for congestion near mile marker 23, they were struck by a 2022 International truck tractor-trailer. All three vehicles were severely damaged in the crash.
Two victims were severely hurt in the accident. Authorities transported 28-year-old Robert Cox and 72-year-old James Clark to Centerpoint Medical Center for emergency care. Cox passed away from his injuries after arriving. The accident is currently being investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
We hope James Clark recovers quickly.
Our sympathies are with the family of Robert Cox.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents occur daily in Missouri. Quite often, these accidents have an overwhelming impact on the lives of those involved. Regrettably, many of the collisions reported in our state are preventable. Acts of negligence continue to be the cause of countless collisions reported across our state. Some of the most common causes include:
- Inexperienced drivers
- Poor road conditions
- Distracted driving
- Impaired driving
- Mechanical failures
- Reckless driving
These acts of negligence continue to harm innocent people every day. People involved in car crashes are often left with severe injuries that require extensive medical care. These injuries include:
- Head Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Internal Organ Damage
If you have been harmed as a result of an automobile accident and you believe that negligence played a role, you may have some legal options available. It is vital to seek legal representation from a Missouri car accident lawyer right away. Your attorney will be able to help you pursue legal action against the person who is responsible so that you can get the financial resources you need during this difficult time.
The aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming, both physically and emotionally. At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you through this difficult time by providing compassionate and dedicated legal assistance. Our goal is to ease the burden on you so that you can focus on your recovery while we fight for your rights and seek the compensation that you deserve. Contact us today at 913-764-9700 if you or someone you know has been injured in an accident. Let us use our decades of combined experience to help get justice for your case.
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