We notice a great many locals hurt by way of motor vehicles this weekend. Unlike local bike/walk activists, we don't ascribe the horrible aftermaths as a result of "toxic driving" culture . . . Instead, we share these local links as a reminder to locals to be CAUTIOUS as traffic ramps up on KCMO streets amid Summer months.
Tragic Crash Overnight
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A four-year-old boy was hit by a pickup truck at 16th & Benton overnight. Police say the boy attempted to cross the street when he was hit by a northbound pickup truck just before 9:30 Saturday night. The boy is listed in critical condition.
Late Night Crash Postscript
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The Jackson County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a 13-year-old is deceased and five others are injured in a UTV crash. According to the sheriff's office, shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, they were notified of an injury crash involving a UTV side by side.
Lake Traffic Claims Young Life
SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. - A crash at the Lake of the Ozarks over the July 4th holiday has left a Kansas City infant dead. The crash happened at 9:50 a.m. on July 4 in the 800 block of Shawnee View...
Deadly KCMO Collision
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City woman was killed in a head-on crash at Eastwood just east of Eastern about 7:30 Saturday night. Police say a Mercury sedan was eastbound when it collided head-on with a Volkswagen sedan. The driver, and lone occupant of the Mercury, a 35year-old KC woman died at the scene.
Pandemic Profits Insurance Companies
Auto insurers are sitting on a COVID windfall of at least $600 million dollars because of reduced driving during the pandemic. Now, several consumer watchdog groups are asking the Texas Department of Insurance to give that money back to drivers.
Quiet Roads Are More Deadly
LONDON - Coronavirus lockdowns led to huge reductions in traffic and fewer car crashes this spring, but as drivers sped up on quieter roads, the collisions became deadlier in several cities, a Reuters analysis shows. In New York City, the ratio of fatal crashes to all collisions rose 167% in April from a year ago.
No Cash For Cars Amid Corona
It's hard to believe, but the second quarter of the year has come to a close. For automakers, it wasn't great news when it comes to sales, as you might expect. As more automakers release their Q2 results, we'll update this story and include them below.
Developing . . .