Kansas City, MO (September 29, 2023) – Several people were injured due to a motor vehicle accident in Clay County on Wednesday morning, September 27.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified of the crash at approximately 7:25 a.m.
According to reports from MSHP Cpl. B.E. Thoman, the driver of a 2022 Kenworth T880 dump truck failed to slow for congestion on the southbound side of Interstate 35 just 179 feet south of mile marker 10. As a result, the vehicle crashed into a 2016 Nissan Sentra.
The impact of the crash then sent the truck forward, where it struck a 2023 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The Chevrolet Silverado was then forced to head where it collided with the 2016 Toyota Rav4.
The Toyota and the Chevrolet were both totaled in the accident and had to be towed from the scene. The Kenworth truck was extensively damaged and had to be towed from the scene.
Four people were injured due to this crash. The Kansas City Fire Department EMS responded to care for the victims. The victims were all transported to North Kansas City Hospital. They were identified as 30-year-old Zachariah Smith of Mayville, Missouri, 31-year-old Eric Williamson of Independence, Missouri, 33-year-old Christopher King of Grandview, Missouri, and 66-year-old Nanci Burchell of Kansas City.
The accident is being investigated at this time.
Our thoughts go out to Christopher King, Zachariah Smith, Eric Williamson, and Nanci Burchell at this time.
Truck Accidents in Missouri
Truck accidents are the cause of tens of thousands of injuries across the United States each year. Here in Missouri, these accidents are known to cause significant injuries and damages. Unfortunately, we continue to see innocent people hurt as a result of truck accidents that are caused by negligent and careless drivers.
When drivers are speeding intoxicated, or engaging in other negligent actions, they place the lives of innocent people at risk. Unfortunately, negligent truck companies, cargo loading companies, and even maintenance companies can all contribute to these accidents.
After being injured in a truck accident, it is crucial that victims are able to protect their rights and get justice. A Kansas City truck accident lawyer will be able to help you pursue a claim for compensation against the driver who is at fault. Your attorney will be able to conduct a thorough investigation in order to identify all liable parties that you can take legal action against. It is important for you to reach out to a skilled legal team right away to ensure you have the best chance of getting justice.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our fearless legal advocates are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest level of legal representation and support after being hurt in truck accidents. Our seasoned personal injury law firm has a proven track record of success in helping clients secure the compensation they deserve for their injuries and losses. We understand the overwhelming challenges associated with suffering a personal injury in an accident and are committed to fighting for your rights every step of the way. If you have been injured in an accident, call our Missouri personal injury lawyers today at 913-764-9700 for a free consultation.
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