Posted on Oct 03, 2022

SMITHVILLE, MO - A driver is facing charges for a crash that killed a motorcyclist in Clay County last month, reports WDAF.

The accident happened September 25 near the Smithville Dam, where a car struck a man riding a Harley Davidson motorcycle.  The motorcycle rider, a 34-year-old Kansas City man, died from his injuries four days later.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident, the sheriff's office said.

The driver of the car has been charged with second-degree assault and is also being investigated for driving while intoxicated, authorities say.  The man was in jail and was due in court on Tuesday morning.

Drivers of cars or trucks crash into motorcyclists for various reasons, and the motorcyclist will likely be significantly injured or may even be killed. At Foster Wallace, our Kansas City motorcycle accident attorneys can help you pursue compensation for your medical bills and other related expenses in the event of an unfortunate crash.  To schedule a free consultation where we can discuss your case and your legal options, contact us online or by phone at (816) 249-2101.