Injuries in Jackson County Patrol Car Accident

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When one driver failed to yield before pulling out from Buckner Tarsney Road in Oak Grove, Missouri, he crashed into a patrol car and caused serious injuries for himself and moderate injuries for the officer.

On February 1, 2012 at approximately 12:21 P.M., 35-year-old James Adkins from Lee’s Summit, Missouri was heading westbound in a 2009 Ford Patrol Car on US Highway 50 at Buckner Tarsney Road in Oak Grove, Missouri. At said time, James Haugh, age 82, from Kansas City, Missouri was heading southbound on Buckner Tarsney Road in a 1994 Honda.

The crash occurred when Haugh failed to yield on Buckner Tarsney Road and was crashed into by Adkins on US Highway 50. Adkins was self-insured, and Haugh had American Family Insurance at the time of this crash.

Adkins suffered moderate injuries and was transported from the scene of the crash to Centerpoint Hospital in Independence, Missouri. Haugh suffered serious injuries and was transported to Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Both drivers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of this crash.

Adkins’s patrol car received extensive damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Jackson County Tow. The estimated repair cost amounts to $10,000. Haugh’s Honda received total damage and was towed from the scene of the crash by Jackson County Tow.

This investigation continues and was led and assisted by Lone Jack Police Department and Jackson County Sheriff Deputies.

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