Kansas City Multi-Vehicle Crash Leaves One Person Dead

On August 9th one motorist was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed while driving
north on The Paseo when that person ran a red light and struck another vehicle traveling
in a westward direction on 39th. The vehicle that was struck was forced into another
vehicle that was facing south and stopped at a red light on The Paseo.

The driver of the car (a Mercury Marquis) that was struck initially was pronounced dead
at the scene of the accident, while the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident and
others sustained injuries which were thought to be non-life threatening at the time.
Officials continued to investigate to determine if the driver who sped through the red
light may have been impaired.

While we can't speculate as to why the driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was
speeding or ran a red light, the loss of life because of the negligent actions of another
person is heart-wrenching. Was the driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the
time? Could it be that the motorist was simply driving recklessly but not impaired?
Regardless, the family of the deceased motorist deserves resolution.

There are countless reasons accidents occur. In some cases the motorist who caused an
accident may have been talking on a cell phone, texting, eating, putting out a cigarette, or
even engaging in a conversation with passengers. It is critical that motorists concentrate
on ONE thing when navigating Kansas City roadways - driving safely. Otherwise, the
outcome can be tragic as is evident in this case.

When a loved one is injured or loses his/her life in a car accident caused by the
negligence of someone else, the victim and family deserve justice. Those injured may
suffer substantial financial loss considering medical costs, lost income, property damage,
and more. In the event someone dies in a car accident in Kansas City, surviving family
members often face struggles as well in paying for funeral or burial costs, medical
expenses if the deceased received medical treatment before passing, lost income, loss of
companionship and/or consortium, and other damages.

In either case it is important to hold the negligent party accountable and seek justice,
which often helps those who have lost a loved one move a step forward toward closure.
Consult with a skilled Kansas City car accident attorney who will stand by your side and

fight vigorously to ensure justice is served.


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