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Wrong-way driver causes crash in Kansas City

On Behalf of | Nov 18, 2022 | Car Accidents

Negligent drivers on Kansas City’s roads can cause accidents resulting in serious injuries or fatalities. On a recent weekend morning, a driver going the wrong way collided with another vehicle, causing several injuries.

The Kansas City Missouri Police Department reported that a blue Chevrolet was not only speeding but driving west in the eastbound lanes of 12th Street in Kansas City.

Everyone involved in the accident sustained injuries

The Impala directly hit a silver Kia that was driving east. The collision resulted in injuries to the drivers and occupants of both vehicles. The passengers of the vehicles were reported to be in critical condition, while both drivers were reported to be in stable condition.

The accident occurred at approximately 1:43 a.m. and is still being investigated. Thus far, no reason has been provided as to why the Impala was driving the wrong way.

Many things can cause negligent driving

There are many factors that can cause drivers to operate their vehicles negligently, particularly in the early hours of the morning. Driving under the influence, fatigue or distraction can cause a driver to drive the wrong way and cause an accident.

Innocent victims of car accidents like this one face a rough road ahead. Injuries can take a long time to heal, causing missed time from work, in addition to the high medical bills.

Many car accident victims experience significant mental and emotional distress, even after their physical injuries have healed. They may even be afraid to drive a car again. Their inability to work can cause financial distress that affects their livelihood.

What you can do after a car accident

If you have been in a car accident and are going through these types of problems, a personal injury claim could provide you with compensation.

Compensation is potentially available to help pay medical bills, replace lost wages and for pain and suffering. However, to receive compensation, you must prove negligence.

It is important to understand the factors involved in proving negligence. This can increase your chance of a successful claim.