An elderly woman died after being in the hospital for about a week following a major car accident in the Kansas City area.
A previous post on this blog talked about the special issues that victims of hit-and-run accidents, or their surviving family members, may face in the aftermath of the collision. Among other things, this post talked about what one's options might be if the responsible driver is never found.
Kansas City is a crossroad for several major highways in the country, so it is no surprise that around Thanksgiving Day, the road is packed both with travelers going for a cross-country trek as well as people traveling shorter distances to other cities and towns in Missouri, Kansas and the rest of Central Plains.
It seems that an off-duty police officer with the Kansas City force is responsible for a fatal accident that happened on Interstate 435 near Arrowhead Stadium.
A motorcyclist died on Interstate 70 after being hit by a large commercial vehicle. As Kansas City residents know, Interstate 70 is a major thoroughfare in the area and has a lot of truck traffic at all hours of the day.
There is no doubt that many car accidents are caused by a human error of some sort. For instance, a previous post talked about a serious auto accident in the area that was apparently the result of a driver error at an intersection. Speeding, inattentiveness, drowsiness and distraction are other common types of mistakes that lead to serious accidents.
An accident in Independence, Missouri, part of the greater Kansas City metropolitan area, left one person dead and one person injured enough to be taken to the hospital. The driver of the other vehicle involved suffered what police called moderate injuries, but there were no reports of her being taken to the hospital as a result.
A previous post on this blog talked about the growing problem of drugged driving on the roads in and around Kansas City.
According to many, drugged driving is increasingly becoming a problem on the roads both in the Kansas City area and in the rest of the country.
With several weeks left in August, the peak of distracted driving season on the roads of the greater Kansas City area and, for that matter, around the rest of country, is still in full swing.