An ATA passenger bus slid off the road Wednesday evening in the Northland injuring several passengers. The cause of the wreck remains unclear, but reports state that another vehicle made a turn in front of the bus requiring the bus driver to make a hard turn to avoid a collision. This maneuver then caused the
A rollover wreck on I-35 this morning involved several cars. The accident occurred near the 75th Street overpass. Two lanes and the shoulder were shut down as emergency crews responded. Injuries had not yet been reported, but are likely.
Lathrop resident, Robert Knapp, 64, was killed last Friday afternoon in the Northland when his vehicle was hit head-on by a vehicle being driven by a 20 year old Kansas City man the wrong way on the ramp from I-29N to I-635S. The driver of the wrong way vehicle was not injured in the wreck.
17 year old Rachel Gannon of Kansas City was ordered to jail for a year for violating her probation stemming from a guilty plea to second degree involuntary manslaughter, third degree assault, and violating Missouri law prohibiting motorists 21 and under from texting while driving. Ms. Gannon caused a fatal traffic crash back in May
Early this past Saturday Christopher Randolph Senior, of Kansas City, was struck by a pickup truck and killed on Interstate 35. The wreck occurred north of College Boulevard at 2:30 a.m. Christopher was pulled over on the side of the highway putting gas in his vehicle when he was struck. Police shut down the highway
Toyota Motor Corp. is testing smart-car technology in Japan that may greatly reduce the likelihood of personal injury on the roads. Similar testing is planned for the U.S. as well, but details have not yet been decided. This technology utilizes sensors in the road, as well as in other cars, to transmit information like malfunctioning
Thanksgiving is one of the deadliest weeks for traffic accidents. As millions of travelers (an estimated 39 million of them) get ready to enjoy the holiday, 90% of them will travel by automobile to reach their destination according to AAA. When you consider that most people will be driving on unfamiliar roads, likely at night
Bicycle safety has long been a problem on our increasingly congested roads and thoroughfares. Cities have been walking a difficult line between trying to accommodate bicycle traffic on their streets while also recognizing that the road is more dangerous than ever for these two wheeled travelers due to the widespread epidemic of driver distractions in
least once in the past month while driving. The number is likely higher given the fact that most people probably don’t realize when they do fall asleep behind the wheel because they may only nod off for a second or two. However, even a second of nodding off behind the wheel can have tragic consequences
Although wrong-way crashes are infrequent, they are much more likely to be fatal than a typical accident. The combined impact of two vehicles colliding head on at highway speed is 130 to 140 mph. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) says that there is an average of 360 people killed every year from wrong-way freeway