In dashcam footage released by the police department today, police are shown calling off the pursuit just before the car disappeared over a hill. The driver then lost control and crashed his vehicle into two poles and a tree. The crash was so violent, the engine was separated from the vehicle and thrown approximately 100 yards past the crash site. Both the driver, 26-year-old Matt Shacklett and the passenger, 29-year-old Trevor Olson, both of Overland Park were killed at the scene.
At Roswold Law Group we are saddened at the tragic loss of life for what started as a routine traffic stop. Our attorneys would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of both victims. We also feel strongly that this horrific accident should be a learning tool for all of our Kansas City drivers. If you are being stopped by authorities, pull over as soon as it is safe to do so. Do not attempt to outrun police! As Kansas City Auto Accident Attorneys we know that loss of even one life is far greater than any punishment authorities could give out. Let's keep our Kansas City streets safe.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury as the result of a car accident in Kansas or Missouri, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact the Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyers of Roswold Law Group. With over 15 years of experience in Auto Injury Accidents and Wrongful Death cases, let us try and help you make the best decision, not only for you but for your family as well. Call our firm today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your claim.