About 10:30 am I came upon what looked like a very serious accident in the northbound lanes of Metcalf Blvd. just below the I-435 overpass. Seconds before the Overland Park, Kansas Police arrived at the scene, I observed a brown SUV that had come to rest on its roof. From my line of sight I could tell that there was significant roof crush, especially on the driver’s side of the SUV. I have said my prayers for the occupants of the SUV as it looked like the crash involved a tragic loss of life.
Although I frequently represent victims of violent car and truck accidents, I feel an extreme amount of anguish for what I witnessed today. When I see a car resting on its roof, I think back to the Derrick Thomas accident in which Derrick suffered a very serious spinal injury due to roof crush. Derrick was also driving a SUV. These is no doubt that these types of vehicles are very susceptible to rollovers because of there high center of gravity.
All of this brings to mind how careful we need to be on the highways and interstates that traverse Kansas City. We especially need to keep our speed down and our eyes on the road. May God Bless anyone connected to this accident. I am hoping that I do not hear about this accident on the news tonight.