Polo, MO (January 08, 2020) – Two teenagers from the city of Polo died and three more were critically injured on Sunday, January 5th at around 7:15 p.m. when their car went off the road on Southern Caldwell County Road and flipped over.

According to police reports, the 2017 Chevrolet Cruze was traveling east along Price Drive when a patch of gravel caused the tires to lose traction. The car skidded off the lefthand side of the roadway and careened into a ditch. The car then became airborne, crashed through a fence, and flipped over two times before coming to a stop on its roof. 

The Caldwell County Coroner pronounced two of the occupants, both 14-year-old boys, dead at the scene. 

Also injured during the fatal accident, was another 14-year-old boy from Polo. He was transported by medical helicopter to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City with critical injuries. 

The driver of the car has been identified as, Harley Sammons, 18, a resident of Plattsburg who was also was transported to Liberty Hospital with injuries classified as moderate. 

One more passenger, Seth Pate, 20, also a resident of Polo, suffered moderate injuries and was taken to North Kanas City Hospital. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victims at this time.  Our thoughts are with the injured victims, their families and anyone else who has been affected by this terrible crash.

Fatal Accidents in Polo

When a person is killed as a result of the negligence of another person, the surviving family members may be entitled to file a claim for wrongful death on behalf of their deceased loved one. This type of lawsuit involves unique financial compensation. The most frequent damages sought in a wrongful death claim include hospital bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering.

A Missouri wrongful death attorney will be familiar with all the ins and outs of the state’s legal system, its traffic laws, and how to handle big insurance companies that would otherwise try to bully you into a smaller settlement.

If you have lost a loved one in a car accident for which you were not liable and are considering filing a personal injury claim, reach out to the reputable attorneys at Monsees & Mayer, PC by calling (816) 361-5555. Our Missouri personal injury attorneys have almost 75 years of combined experience advocating for the rights of grieving families.

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.

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