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Complete Jackson County, MO accident reports and news.


Accidents in Jackson County are a major cause of property damage, injury, and death each year

In Jackson County, statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that traffic crashes remain a primary public safety issue. Car, truck, bicycle, pedestrian, and motorcycle accidents are all a common occurrence, despite improvements in vehicle safety features, road design, bicycle and pedestrian corridors, and traffic signs.

When an accident happens in Jackson County, it is important to do the following immediately:

  • Remain at the crash scene;
  • Check on the condition of all people involved in the crash;
  • Call the police;
  • Exchange information with other drivers;
  • Get contact information from witnesses;
  • Inform your insurance company;
  • Get appropriate medical treatment, and track the details;
  • Take photos of vehicle damage and injuries;
  • Consider hiring a personal injury attorney.

An injury attorney handles all the details so that you don't have to.

After a Jackson County accident, there are many issues that need to be handled immediately. Dealing with doctors, repair shops, car rental companies, police, and insurance companies is overwhelming, especially when someone is seriously injured. At this point, many injured people choose to hire a personal injury attorney whose job it is to handle the details and paperwork so that you can focus on recovery.

Where to find legal assistance after a Jackson County injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from an experienced Jackson County personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a Jackson County wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Jackson County accident lawyer can do to help.

Most recent accident reports

Datesort ascending Type Headline
Mon, 01/16/2017 Car Accident Driver crashes into two local businesses near 16th and Broadway in Kansas City, Missouri
Fri, 01/13/2017 Car Accident Amanda Hrenya, 32, killed in crash on icy I-70 in Independence, Missouri
Wed, 01/11/2017 Bus Accident Driver injured when school bus and truck collide near 23rd and Van Brunt in Kansas City, Missouri
Sat, 01/07/2017 Car Accident Alexander Benitez, 21, killed in crash between car and semi truck on Interstate 435 in Kansas City, Missouri
Mon, 01/02/2017 Car Accident One person killed and one injured in single-vehicle crash into building on 9th and Brooklyn in Kansas City, Missouri
Sat, 11/19/2016 Motorcycle Accident Mary J. Savery, 59, dead in 2-vehicle crash on Highway 50 near Missouri-131 in Kansas City, Missouri
Wed, 11/16/2016 Car Accident Macie Rice, 15, killed, Blake Isaacson, 18, and Katelin Mershon, 15, injured in car crash at 23rd Street and Opossum Hollow Road in Blue Springs, Missouri
Fri, 10/28/2016 Car Accident Peyton Farley, 17, killed and two injured in car crash on East Jim Owings Road in Oak Grove, Missouri
Wed, 10/26/2016 Car Accident Dominique Bentley, 31, and Lautasha Bentley, 29, killed, woman injured in SUV crash on Highway 71 at Cleaver II Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri
Fri, 10/21/2016 Pedestrian Accident Derrick Hubbard, 38, killed in collision with hit-and-run driver on U.S. 40 Highway near Independence, Missouri
Tue, 09/20/2016 Aircraft Accident Vincent Basile, 53, and Kelli Basile, 24, dead in small plane crash in Lee's Summit, Missouri
Tue, 09/06/2016 Pedestrian Accident Pedestrian hit and killed by vehicle near 135th and Holmes in Kansas City, Missouri
Mon, 09/05/2016 Drunk Driving Chloe Beaird, 7, and Gavin Beaird, 13, killed in 5-car pileup on I-70; 1 driver arrested for DWI in Blue Springs, Missouri
Tue, 08/30/2016 Car Accident Patrick Mercer, 24, killed in four-car crash at 63rd and Prospect in Kansas City, Missouri
Mon, 08/15/2016 Car Accident Gary J. Dramshek, 72, killed in 2-vehicle crash near 115th and Holmes in Kansas City, Missouri
Thu, 07/21/2016 Pedestrian Accident Earlene Jackson, 58, killed in pedestrian collision with hit-and-run driver in parking lot off of Blue Ridge Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri
Thu, 07/14/2016 Bicycle Accident Bicyclist Densel Theye Jr., 30, killed in collision with two vehicles on Bruce R. Watkins Drive in Kansas City, Missouri
Wed, 07/13/2016 Pedestrian Accident Pedestrian seriously injured in collision with hit-and-run vehicle at Reservoir and Lookout Point Drive in Kansas City, Missouri
Mon, 06/27/2016 Car Accident Michael Smith, 17, and Anthony Dunlap, 19, dead, 2 injured in single-vehicle crash on Highway 291 in Independence, Missouri
Sat, 06/25/2016 Car Accident Calleb M. Lugano, 22, and Tu’iemanu Ripley, 21, killed, and two injured in car crash off of I-435 onto Gregory Boulevard in Kansas City, Missouri