Belton, MO (September 3, 2023) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that a 28-year-old man died due to a motorcycle accident that occurred in Cass County.
Authorities were notified of the crash at around 10:57 p.m. on September 1.
According to officials, a crash between a Ford F150 pickup truck and a 2003 Yamaha WZFR6 took place on US Highway 58 just west of Interstate 49. Both vehicles were severely damaged due to the accident and had to be towed from the scene.
The motorcyclist, identified as 28-year-old Zane Warner of Grandview, Missouri, was fatally injured. Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.
No other injuries were reported in the crash.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating.
Our condolences go out to the family of Zane Warner at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Missouri
Fatal crash statistics from 2022 show that approximately 1028 people died as a result of automobile accidents in the state. Authorities reported that this is the third year in a row that saw a significant increase in the number of accidents that occurred. Unfortunately, the total number of deaths reported in 2022 is the highest that the state has seen since the year 2006.
There are many factors that contribute to fatal accidents taking place across our state. In many instances, these crashes can be attributed to negligence. Leading factors include:
- Impairment: Driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other substances impairs a driver's judgment, coordination, and reaction times. As a result, drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicles or engage in other acts of negligence that can ultimately lead to fatal collisions.
- Failing to yield: Ignoring traffic rules and failing to yield the right-of-way can lead to dangerous situations at intersections and while merging onto highways. Unfortunately, when drivers fail to yield to others, it can result in serious T-bone collisions or even high-speed collisions, both of which can have devastating results.
- Distractions: Distractions, such as texting, talking on the phone, adjusting the radio, or eating while behind the wheel. When people do not have their attention on the road, they are far less likely to react to sudden changes in traffic or even hazards on the road ahead.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal collision, your family should reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Belton right away. There may be legal actions that you can take.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, we are proud to provide top-notch legal support and guidance to our clients. Our Belton personal injury law firm goes above and beyond to ensure the satisfaction of our clients and that their individual needs are taken into account. We understand how difficult a car accident can be, so if you or someone close to you has been in one, contact us at 913-764-9700 for a free consultation today. Let us handle the legal work so you can focus on moving forward with your family.
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