Five vehicles were involved in a major crash in Kansas City, Missouri recently, and based on the lead photo, it is miraculously that everyone escaped the wreck with their lives.

According to the police, a driver was speeding and passed through an intersection, triggering the five-car accident that left people with injuries. The details are sparse, but what we know is that “several people” were taken to the hospital with injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

The driver blew by police when he was speeding, and the police didn’t want to start a high-speed chase with him. That tells you quite a bit about how fast he really was going.

There are two things to learn from this crash, and the first is that speeding is a reckless and negligence act. Don’t speed while you drive, because if you do, you could be held liable for any damages, injuries and/or deaths that you cause as a result of your irresponsible act. Respect the rules of the road, and when you approach an intersection, do so safely and at an appropriate speed. Anything less could put you at risk of causing or being involved in an accident.

The other thing to remember here is that when many vehicles are involved in crash — like this one — the liability and legal matters involved can be very complex. There are five different insurers; five different people with five different takes on the situation; potentially numerous lawsuits. There’s a lot to cover, and anyone involved in such a chaotic crash needs an attorney by their side to ensure all of the chaos is covered.

Source: KMBC, “Speeding vehicle blamed for 5-car wreck in KC,” Brian Johnson, Dec. 7, 2014

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