Imagine driving toward your home after work. You’re tired, and you just want to get there. All of a sudden, someone flies toward you from a side street and T-bones your vehicle. The next thing you know, you’re in the hospital waiting to hear if you need to have surgery.
When a driver’s actions cause others to suffer, they should be held accountable. Take, for example, a driver who speeds and forces others to move out of their way. Their reckless actions could make others nervous or force them to make maneuvers they’re not comfortable with. In some instances, they may go off the road and crash.
Here’s a story out of Lee’s Summit in which a man who was speeding allegedly caused a fatal crash in May 2019. The man, 34, is facing charges of involuntary manslaughter for the fatal crash that supposedly resulted from his behavior.
The court documents for the case state that the man was driving more than two times the speed limit when his vehicle hit another on Southwest 3rd Street. The crash resulted in the other party’s death.
After an investigation, the Lee’s Summit Police Department determined that the man was traveling at 68 mph in a 35-mph zone. Now, there is a warrant out for his arrest.
If you are involved in a crash like this one, know that you can pursue a claim to hold the driver responsible for your injuries. If you lose a loved one, you may be able to pursue a claim against them for the actions that led to the wrongful death.