Failure to stop blamed in fatal collision

On Behalf of | Feb 2, 2024 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

At a Missouri intersection on Highway 7, a driver’s failure to stop at a stop sign was cited as a causal factor in a recent auto accident. Two SUVs, a Kia Soul and a Honda Pilot, were involved in the fatal crash. Numerous individuals suffered severe injuries.

A 50-year-old woman from Bates City was driving the Kia that blew through the stop sign in Cass County. The vehicle crashed into a Honda Pilot that was carrying multiple occupants. The Honda is said to have flipped several times before coming to a rest. Tragically, a 9-year-old child was killed. Three other children, ages 6, 9 and 14, also suffered life-threatening injuries in the accident.

3 adults in the vehicle that was hit suffered injuries

The driver believed to have been at fault was rushed to a hospital in serious condition. Three adults who were in the vehicle that she hit were also hurt. Because the child who died was a minor, her identity was not released to the public. That is a policy followed by the Missouri Highway Patrol.

Many Missouri fatal collisions occur at intersections. Failing to stop at a red light or stop sign places anyone nearby at risk, including pedestrians and occupants of other vehicles. Incidents like this one often result in personal injury litigation, when either a recovering victim or the immediate family member of a deceased victim files a legal claim to seek financial recovery for their losses in civil court. The first step in that process is to consult with an experienced and compassionate attorney.

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