18 yr-old Lenexa, KS. Man Killed in Crash after Tree Collapses on Vehicle

Last week, tragedy struck when an 18 year-old man was killed in a single vehicle crash. The fatal auto crash happened on 83rd street near Mullen Road in Lenexa, KS. Authorities say the teen driver was traveling west on 83rd when he lost control of the vehicle and went off the road before crashing into a tree. A large limb collapsed onto the vehicle, pinning the man inside. Emergency crews managed to extricate the victim, who suffered critical injuries in the accident. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died from the severity of his injuries.

We are truly saddened by the death of the young victim in this crash. We’d like to extend our sympathies to friends and family of the victim. Our experienced Kansas City auto accident attorneys know that losing a loved one, especially at such a young age, is always difficult to accept.

Teen driving accidents are not uncommon in Kansas City. While the cause of this accident is unknown at this time, we know there are many causes for single vehicle accidents– and not just for teen drivers but for all motorists in Kansas and Missouri. Thankfully, future accidents may be prevented by avoiding distractions and focusing on the road. We’ve all been guilty of distracted driving at some point or another– whether it was from cell phone use, playing with the radio or even just too much small talk with passengers. All of these can cause a lack of focus.

Be sure to practice safe and attentive driving techniques and help keep our roads safe for everyone.

Have You Been Injured In A Kansas City Area Car Accident?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced Lenexa car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our Kansas City office directly at 816-471-5111 to schedule your free consultation.