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Wrong way driver causes fatal wreck in Kansas City

A fatal accident on Highway 71 in Kansas City, Missouri left the highway closed for a couple of hours as the police investigated and cleared the scene. Unfortunately few details are available for this accident. What we do know is that one of the vehicles drove down Highway 71 the wrong way. There is no information about the other people involved in the crash, let alone what the police are thinking ultimately led to the driver operating his or her vehicle the wrong way on a highway.

Fatal car accidents are on the rise in Kansas City

Kansas City officials are seeing a startling increase in fatal car accidents while the rest of the state of Missouri is experiencing a decline in fatal car accidents. The bizarre dichotomy of these statistics has left police officers in Kansas City scratching their heads. According to the data, 93 people have died in car accidents this year, marking a 37 percent increase over 2016. Meanwhile, the state of Missouri has seen a decrease of the fatal car accident rate by three percent.

NHTSA's drunk driving data is discouraging

Car accidents happen all the time, but one of the most infuriating things about them is just how many of these accidents happen due to negligence or recklessness. So many behaviors fall into this category. Drivers could be distracted by a phone call or a text. Drivers could be lost in thought or changing the radio station. Drivers could be operating their vehicle at an unsafe speed or swerving in and out of lanes.

Passenger vehicles often play a role in truck accidents

How many times have you driven through Kansas City and found yourself next to a semitruck? Probably more times than you are comfortable with. Riding near a large commercial truck, especially when the lanes are narrow or there is construction, can be incredibly nerve-wracking.

Many issues to consider for victims after a car accident

Victims of car accidents can suffer from a wide variety of issues in the aftermath of the wreck. The obvious point that many people will think of is the physical pain. And this is undoubtedly true. People who get into car accidents can suffer a wide range of injuries and physical ailments in the days and months that follow a car accident.

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