One Person Injured in Accident at US 71 and 18th St in Kansas City, MO

August 31, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

South U.S. 71 Highway, Kansas City, MO, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Kansas City Police
Vehicles Involved
Nissan Frontier, Volkswagen Jetta, Semi-Truck, Chevrolet Tahoe, Dodge Journey
US 71 and 18th St
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Multiple vehicles were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured a driver at US 71 and 18th St in Kansas City, MO on August 31st, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 7:30 a.m. According to investigators, a northbound Chevrolet Tahoe came to a sudden stop ahead of a tractor-trailer. The tractor-trailer is said to have veered left to avoid a collision, instead hitting a Dodge Journey. The Journey was pushed into a median before overturning and becoming trapped between the median and semi-truck. The Chevrolet continued northbound after impact into a Nissan Frontier, which also hit a median and overturned. The Dodge driver was hospitalized in critical condition. The Volkswagen driver and semi-truck driver were reportedly unharmed and the Nissan driver was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. Additional information was not available.

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