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Kansas City, MO - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Kansas City, Missouri -  Renowned for barbeque, major league sports, and jazz

Kansas City sits on Missouri's western edge, straddling the border with Kansas. Downtown, the American Jazz Museum shares a building with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in the historic 18th & Vine Jazz District. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, with giant shuttlecocks out front, houses a world-class art collection.

Kansas City is the largest city in Missouri and the sixth largest city in the Midwest. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had an estimated population of 475,378 in 2015, making it the 36th largest city by population in the United States. Kansas City was founded in the 1830s as a Missouri River port at its confluence with the Kansas River coming in from the west. On June 1, 1850 the town of Kansas was incorporated; shortly after came the establishment of the Kansas Territory. Confusion between the two ensued and the name Kansas City was assigned to distinguish them soon thereafter.

Sitting on Missouri's western border, with Downtown near the confluence of the Kansas and Missouri rivers, the modern city encompasses some 319.03 square miles, making it the 23rd largest city by total area in the United States. Most of the city lies within Jackson County, but portions spill into Clay, Cass, and Platte counties. Along with Independence, it serves as one of the two county seats for Jackson County. Major suburbs include the Missouri cities of Independence and Lee's Summit and the Kansas cities of Overland Park, Olathe, and Kansas City.

The city is composed of several neighborhoods, including the River Market District in the north, the 18th and Vine District in the east, and the Country Club Plaza in the south. Kansas City is also known for its cuisine (including its distinctive style of barbecue), its craft breweries and its major league sports teams.

Links to recent accidents in Kansas City

Here is information on the most recent accidents in region:

Major Freeways in Kansas City​

Missouri and Kansas were the first states to start building interstates with Interstate 70. Interstate 435, which encircles the entire city, is the second longest beltway in the nation. The Kansas City metro area has more limited access highway lane-miles per capita than any other large US metro area, over 27% more than the second-place Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex, over 50% more than the average American metropolitan area. The Sierra Club blames the extensive freeway network for excessive sprawl and the decline of central Kansas City. On the other hand, the relatively uncongested road network contributes significantly to Kansas City's position as one of America's largest logistics hubs.

Information on the major hospitals in Kansas City:

Saint Luke's Hospital;

North Kansas City Hospital.

When someone is injured in an accident in Kansas City, it is important to gather information about what happens next.

Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. When an accident or injury is serious, people need legal assistance.

Personal injury lawyers offer a no-cost claim evaluation to help you.

Since there is no cost to speak with a lawyer, it is a good idea to learn more about your potential personal injury claim. Accident Data Center can help you by connecting you with our network of experienced injury lawyers who can provide you with information about your rights and options. Learn more here about the value of a no-cost legal claim evaluation.

Rank: 
31
Percent of U.S: 
1
State: 
Missouri

Most recent accident reports

A 51-year-old man died in a one-vehicle rollover crash early Thursday in Wyandotte County, authorities said. The fatality victim was identified as Erwin Potts, of Kansas City, Kan.
Date: 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 635
Kansas City police on Friday identified a woman killed in a traffic fatality Wednesday on Interstate 70 as Tabitha Lappin, 32, of Kansas City.
Date: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Roadway: 
Interstate 70

A Missouri man has died in an accident involving three motorcycles near Lawrence.

Date: 
Friday, May 9, 2014
Roadway: 
U.S. 24

One man in his sixties died early Tuesday morning in a one-car accident along 635 and K-5 in Kansas City, Kan.

The crash happened around 2:30 Tuesday morning in the southbound lanes.

Date: 
Monday, April 21, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 635
Type: Car Accident

The Clay County Prosecutor’s Office charged a 20-year-old man with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a husband and father, whom they say he crashed into head-on Monday afternoon while speeding and drunk.

Date: 
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A man riding a mini-bike the wrong way on a one-way street Sunday afternoon slammed into a car at an intersection, knocking out several of his teeth and causing critical head injuries, police said.

A 44-year-old Ottawa man was killed early Wednesday in a near head-on crash about two miles east of Pomona in Franklin County, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 6:35 a.m. in the 1300 block of K-68 highway.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Roadway: 
Kansas 68
City: 
Pomona, KS
Type: Car Accident

A motorcyclist died Friday after colliding with a semi-trailer truck in Kansas City.

Date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2014

A driver lost control of his or her car Thursday morning at 72nd and N. Brighton in Kansas City North Thursday morning at about 6:30 a.m., sending the car into the woods before it flipped over.

Date: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A 27-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was being held in Wyandotte County jail Thursday morning after a 7-year-old girl died when the man allegedly crashed into a van while fleeing police.
Date: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A six-year-old boy died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a two-vehicle accident near 335th Street and Rockville Road in Miami County, Kan. The accident happened around 3:25 p.m. at the intersection of the two gravel roads.

Date: 
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014
Roadway: 
Westbound I-70
Heartbroken family members are remembering an eight-year-old Kansas City boy tragically killed while playing outside his home on Saturday. Jordan Hale died after getting hit by a van over the weekend near Northeast Winn and North Bellefontaine.