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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

Police are investigating a double fatality accident which occurred late Saturday night.

Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Authorities are investigating after a deadly accident near Clinton, Mo., on Saturday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, the 3-vehicle accident happened on MO-13 around 2 p.m.

Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2014
Roadway: 
MO-13
Type: Car Accident

Police are investigating the cause of an early morning crash that killed the passenger and left the driver with life threatening injuries.

The one-car accident happened on westbound US 40 at Fairview in Independence, Mo.

Date: 
Friday, February 28, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Southbound Interstate 35 just south of downtown Kansas City reopened mid-morning Tuesday about three hours after a tractor-trailer crashed and erupted in flames.

Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014
Roadway: 
I-35 southbound

Charges have been filed against a KCK man in the connection with the fatal crash that killed 62-year-old Graciela Olivas.

Date: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A 20-year-old man died after an early Monday in a two-vehicle crash at Missouri 291 and Moss Avenue in Liberty, police said.

The victim was identified as Joaquin Mendoza Jr. of Liberty. The accident occurred just before 1:30 a.m.

Date: 
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Type: Car Accident
A Kansas City man is dead after a wrong-way crash Friday night on Interstate 70 and Highway 40. Police said before 11:30 p.m. a Silver Chevy Malibu entered the highway from an exit ramp and was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-70.
Date: 
Thursday, February 13, 2014

A woman died Monday afternoon after a traffic crash in Kansas City, Kan.

Date: 
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Kansas City police on Tuesday identified a passenger who died Saturday in a wreck near Westport as Alan L. Espenlaub, 66, of Kansas City.

Date: 
Friday, January 31, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Three persons were injured in a two-vehicle accident about 2 p.m. Thursday at 39th Street and Little Blue Parkway in Independence after a brief police chase.

Date: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Type: Car Accident

Westwood police are looking for a thief who up crashed a stolen car Wednesday afternoon.

The suspect wrecked out the vehicle on the 5100 block of Mission Road and ran away.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Type: Car Accident
Two people are injured – one critically – after a wrong-way crash on southbound I-35 in Pleasant Valley Friday morning. It happened just south of 152 Highway around 4 a.m.
Date: 
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Roadway: 
I-35

Thomas E. Collins was killed and as many as three others were injured during a multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 435 in southern Kansas City overnight.

Date: 
Monday, January 13, 2014
Roadway: 
I-435
Type: Car Accident

A suspect wanted on traffic charges crashed following a police chase Monday morning, killing one person and injuring two others in another vehicle.

Date: 
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Type: Car Accident

A multi-vehicle crash Monday morning tied up traffic in the northeast corner of Kansas City’s downtown loop.

Type: Car Accident