Joplin, MO-Pittsburg, KS - Accident News and Resources including car, bicycle, motorcycle and truck accidents and much more.

Joplin, Missouri - The largest city in Jasper County

Situated in the southwestern corner of Missouri, Joplin has an estimated population of nearly 51,000 as of 2013. Pittsburg is a nearby city located on the other side of the Missouri-Kansas border with a 2013 estimated population of just over 23,000. The major roadways serving Joplin include:

And in the Pittsburg area, major roadways include:

To get up-to-date road information, go to the Kansas Department of Transportation or Missouri Department of Transportation. To find out about weather conditions in Joplin, Missouri visit Accuweather.

Links to recent accidents in the Joplin area

Here is information on the most recent accidents in the Joplin and Pittsburg area:

If you are looking for information on a specific crash that happened in the Joplin or Pittsburg area, go to the link above for the accident type you are seeking. 

Many accident victims would like a free copy of the traffic collision report which may give the following information:

  • the date, time of day, and street location of the collision;
  • the weather conditions at the time of the crash;
  • the names and addresses of all drivers;
  • the insurance company of each driver;
  • a diagram detailing the crash scene;
  • the name and badge number of the law enforcement officers who responded to the accident.

If you know someone who has been injured in a Joplin or Pittsburg area accident, here are links to the major hospitals:

Joplin and Pittsburg grief support information for accident victims

When a loved one is killed in a motor-vehicle accident, it is often helpful for grieving family and friends to get help from a grief support organization. It can be comforting to talk with others going through a similar situation, and the road to recovering from the loss may go more smoothly. Go here to get information on Joplin grief support organizations or Pittsburg grief support counselors.

Joplin legal information for accident victims

After someone has been injured or killed in a motor-vehicle crash in the Joplin or Pittsburg area, many decisions need to be made immediately and questions need to be answered. For example, how much of the medical costs will be covered by the insurance policy? How does PIP insurance help with medical bills immediately? What if the at-fault driver has no insurance?

Where to find legal assistance after a Joplin or Pittsburg injury accident

After a serious crash, it is crucial tco get help from a Joplin injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work when an injured person is out-of-network, 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 Joplin wrongful death attorney will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a Joplin personal injury attorney can do to help.

Rank: 
145
Percent of U.S: 
0
State: 
Kansas

Most recent accident reports

Authorities say a vehicle that Billy Hampshire, 20, was a passenger in was struck by a pickup truck that ran a red light Monday evening.
Date: 
Monday, June 8, 2015
Roadway: 
Highway 71

Washburn University professor Glenda Taylor, head of the WU art department, died Sunday in a bicycle-truck collision at a bicycle time trials in Crawford County.

Date: 
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Passenger Teddie R. Marrs, 75, was killed in a two-vehicle accident on U.S. 71 just after 6:00 p.m.
Date: 
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Roadway: 
U.S. 71
City: 
Jane, MO
Type: Car Accident
A Buick Park Avenue driven by Joshua May, 42, collided with a Chevrolet Trailblazer on Route HH west of Carthage at around 8:15 p.m. May was pronounced deceased at the crash site.
Date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Roadway: 
Route HH
Type: Car Accident

The Kansas Highway Patrol says 18-year-old Breunca Taylor of Parsons died Wednesday after losing control of her vehicle while driving on U.S. 400 in wet conditions about seven miles west of Fredonia.

Date: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Roadway: 
U.S. 400
Topics: 
Pileup
A Sperry man was killed after colliding his Chevy Silverado pickup truck into trees Sunday evening just after 8 p.m. on 106th Street North west of Peoria.
Date: 
Sunday, January 18, 2015
City: 
Peoria, OK
A southeast Kansas teenager was killed after crashing a vehicle during a police chase. Four other teen passengers were injured when they were ejected from the car in the rollover crash that occurred just after 8 a.m.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a Springdale, Arkansas teen was killed when he was hit by a car on Highway 10 east of Miami early Saturday. Troopers said the crash happened between 3:30 and 3:45 a.m. in Ottawa County.
Date: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Roadway: 
Highway 10
City: 
Miami, OK
Two Labette County residents died in a head-on collision Wednesday morning, south of Parsons.
Date: 
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Roadway: 
U-59
Type: Car Accident
Topics: 
Head-on

A 13-year-old girl was hit and struck by a passing vehicle on Wednesday as she darted across a five-lane highway, Miami Police said.

Date: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
City: 
Miami, OK