Tragic Holiday Season Of Distracted Driving Car Crashes Starts In Kansas City

Just a quick public service note . . . 

We notice that the pandemic diminished local diving skills and that damage continues to this day.

Winter weather, more crowded streets and holiday distractions will worsen in the coming days.

And so we collect a quick barrage of local crash links and remind our readers to drive safely and live to complain another day on this blog . . .

Car crashes into Overland Park dealership

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (KCTV) --- No serious injuries were reported after a car crashed into an Overland Park dealership Saturday afternoon. The car struck the Premier Volvo Cars dealership near 79th and Metcalf. The collision happened shortly before 3 p.m. on Saturday. There was noticeable damage to the dealership, as at least four window panels were damaged.

1 dead in overnight pedestrian crash on Holmes Road in Kansas City, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A pedestrian has died early Saturday morning in a crash on Holmes Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Shortly before 3:40 a.m., the pedestrian was walking south in a lane of Holmes, according to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.

Blown tire causes crash, injuries to driver and 5-year-old in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Mo. (KCTV) - A blown tire caused a crash that seriously injured a driver and his 5-year-old passenger Friday night. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, a 22-year-old driver from Blue Springs, Missouri, lost control of his 2005 Ford Ranger while driving on eastbound I-470 a quarter-mile west of Douglas when a tire blew out on the vehicle.

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