Kansas City, MO (February 03, 2020) – One person was killed during an accident that took place in the southbound lanes of Interstate 70 on Saturday, January 31st.

First responders reported to the Interstate 70 off-ramp leading to the westbound lanes of Interstate 670 shortly after 5:00 a.m.

In statements given by the Kansas City police confirm that two vehicles collided head-first into one another, at which point one of them caught fire.

A passenger in one of the vehicles, a 43-year-old woman from Kansas City, Kansas, died at the scene. The driver is listed in critical condition.

The driver of the second car also sustained injuries. Their condition is listed as serious, but stable.

An initial investigation has revealed that one of the vehicles may have been going the wrong way on Interstate 670. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.  Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Head-On Collisions in Kansas City

Head-on collisions occur for many different reasons. They can be caused by an overly-fatigued driver, a driver who is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or a driver who engages in any other reckless behavior while they are behind the wheel. Some frequent causes of head-on collisions include driving the wrong way down a one-way street, veering over the centerline while trying to pass another vehicle, and falling asleep at the wheel.

Our Missouri personal injury attorneys understand the legal system, Missouri traffic laws, and how to deal with big insurance companies that would otherwise try to bully you into a smaller settlement. 

If you have been injured in a car accident for which you were not at fault and are looking to file a personal injury claim in Missouri, reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Monsees & Mayer, PC

If you are unsure if you even have a legitimate claim, discussing your case with a qualified attorney will answer your questions and let you know what legal options are available to you. Give us a call at (816) 361-5555 to schedule your free consultation regarding your potential Missouri car accident claim today.

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