Ice. Snow. Sleet. Drivers beware.
“SLOW. DOWN. #kctraffic” was the tweet from the Missouri Department of Transportation. during the first winter storm of the season.\
Closed highways, slippery roads, and weather-related accidents are already impacting the KC community. The Kansas City Police reported that they responded to 77 accidents that involved an injured individual (in a 4-hour span) during the first winter storm of the season.
This morning during rush hour from 5:00a to 9:00a KCPD answered 116 accident calls (77 with injuries) if there are no injuries and all vehicles are drivable people should exchange information and respond to any division station to make their report no need to wait 4 🚔— Kansas City Police (@kcpolice) October 31, 2019
The Kansas City Star also shared the following numbers reported by from local law enforcement:
- Lenexa Police - Responded to 20 crashes
- Kansas City Highway Patrol - Responded to 38 Crashes and assisted 12 motorists
- Overland Park Police - Responded to 36 Crashes
- Missouri Highway Patrol - Responded to 141 Crashes and assisted 36
If you are involved in an accident due to snow, ice, or slippery roads, follow the same process that you would have had it occurred during a sunny day in June. Exchange contact and insurance information, gather evidence and take pictures, call local law enforcement, and don’t delay seeking medical attention if you think it might be necessary.
Check out our “Common Driving Mistakes to Avoid During Winter” for more information on staying safe this winter: https://www.castlelaw-kc.com/blog/common-driving-mistakes-to-avoid-during-winter.cfm
We hope that you all have a safe and accident-free winter. In the unfortunate chance that you are involved in a car accident, it is very important that you contact a personal injury lawyer. The injury attorneys at Castle Law Office can help you recover damages incurred in your accident, including medical expenses, and compensation for lost wages. If you have been injured in a collision, call us at 816-842-7100 or click here to contact our Castle Law Car Accident Attorneys in Kansas City.