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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

The icy roads are being blamed for a crash that killed an unidentified man in Kansas City, North. The man died shortly before 4 p.m. in a one-vehicle accident near the intersection of Missouri 152 and North Indiana Avenue.
Date: 
Friday, December 20, 2013

A pedestrian was struck by a semi Tuesday morning on 291 Highway in Independence.
It happened around 6 a.m. between Salisbury and Independence Avenue.

Date: 
Monday, December 9, 2013
Roadway: 
Highway 291

A fatal crash involving a semi and a car has closed the eastbound lanes of Interstate 435 at N. Congress.
It happened just before 11 a.m. Monday. The driver of the car was killed in the crash.

Date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Roadway: 
I-435
Police in Grandview are investigating a fatal crash that happened early Monday morning. Officers say a person was struck and killed while trying to walk across the highway.
Date: 
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Roadway: 
Interstate 49

One person is dead and two others injured following a two-car crash.

Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013
One person was killed in a rollover crash on westbound Interstate 435 at State Line Sunday night. The vehicle rolled down an embankment, causing critical injuries to the victim. Police stated that the victim died at an area hospital.
Date: 
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Roadway: 
I-435

One person in a pick up truck has sustained minor injuries after a train and car collided in KCK.
The incident occurred near Kansas Highway 32 and Swartz Road.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Deputies are investigating the cause of a rollover accident that left one person dead early Saturday morning.
Date: 
Friday, November 29, 2013
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Rollover

Two people have been confirmed dead, while another person is in critical condition, following a rollover accident early Friday morning.
The single-car accident happened on 71 Highway near Swope Parkway and Bruce R. Watkins.

Date: 
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Roadway: 
71 Highway