On May 17th at approximately 9:35 am, Patricia Whitley, 73, of Salisbury, MO, Estella Lewis of Glascow, MO, and Brandon Huff, 20, of Salisbury, MO, were involved in an accident that occurred on Highway 129 four miles south of Salisbury. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident occurred when a vehicle driven by Abudu Kagina, 21, of Columbia, MO, attempted to pass several vehicles. Ms. Whitley’s vehicle was making a left turn and was struck on the driver’s side. Ms. Whitley was pronounced dead at University Hospital by Dr. Slaman Hamad. Ms. Lewis and Mr. Huff sustained serious injuries. They were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment.
It is always unfortunate when a traffic accident ends in the loss of a life. We at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach extend our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the parties involved.
Missouri offers a broad system of personal injury laws meant to protect parties who are injured through another person’s negligent actions. Here, depending on a determination of fault, the person seeking compensation will be entitled to payment for any lost wages, pain and suffering, and any medical bills incurred as a result of the accident that are not a result of his own negligence.
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, consult the personal injury experts at the law offices of Kevin J. Roach, (866) 519-0085, today.