Kansas City, KS – Motorcyclist Hurt in Crash at I-635 & Shawnee Dr

Kansas City, KS - Motorcyclist Hurt in Crash at I-635 & Shawnee Dr

Kansas City, KS (May 30, 2024) – On Wednesday, May 29, a motorcyclist was injured after a collision in the Kansas City area. The accident was reported on Interstate 635 SB near Shawnee Drive late that night around 7:30 p.m. Local reports revealed that 57-year-old Edward B. McDonald of Kansas City was headed southbound in a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee when he made a lane change to the right. 

McDonald hit a 2004 Honda VTX motorcycle operated by 39-year-old Aaron S. Owens also from Kansas City. The impact caused the bike to overturn, and the rider was ejected. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide the necessary aid. Owens was transported by ambulance to the Kansas University Medical Center for the treatment of serious injuries. None of the occupants of the Jeep were hurt in the collision. No further information is currently available. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is being handled by local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Motorcycle Accidents in Kansas

Kansas City, KS - Motorcyclist Hurt in Crash at I-635 & Shawnee DrMotorcycling is a popular pastime in Kansas. Even experienced motorcycle riders are aware of the dangers of sharing the road because a major collision can cause catastrophic injuries and substantial damages. Motorcycle riders make up a disproportionate number of road fatalities in the United States. In Kansas alone, 1,867 motorcycle accidents were reported in a single year. There were 1,213 injuries and 90 fatalities as a result of these collisions. In more than 35 percent of these crashes, other drivers were involved. Riders have a nearly 28 times greater risk of dying in a crash, and their injuries will always be far more severe. If you or a loved one sustains injuries in an accident, you should speak with an experienced Kansas City motorcycle accident attorney to build a compelling case for compensation. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is ready to get to work on your claim as soon as possible. Contact us today at 620-524-0080. 

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