Seven people were injured in two separate accidents on Interstate 29 in Platte County on Thursday, Aug. 8, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The first occurred at 1:02 p.m. near mile marker 13 in the southbound lane.
A 2008 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Michael A. Young, 29, of Independence, traveled off the roadway, struck a guardrail, overturned and then caught fire.
Injured the accident was Young and Britney B. Gordon, 29, of Kansas City. Both suffered minor injuries and were transported to North Kansas City Hospital. A second passenger, Michael A. Young, Jr., 3, was also transported to the hospital but without injuries.
The Platte County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas City Fire Department assisted on the scene.
At 5:55 p.m. that night, another accident happened in the southbound lane, north of the 112th Street exit.
This three-vehicle accident occurred when a metal object was dropped from a commercial vehicle and caused a 2018 Nissan Altima driven by Nurris Perez Benitez, 51, of Kansa City, Mo., and a 2004 Honda Pilot driven by Erik L. Waters, 26, of Platte City, to stop suddenly.
Benitez’s car struck Waters’ vehicle. A 2003 Honda Pilot driven by Jalen L. Redmond, 23, of Kansas City, then struck Benitez’s car, which in turn hit Waters for a second time.
The four injuries in this accident were all in Benitez’s car. He suffered moderate injuries, while passengers Yanesis L. Rojas, 33, Yamila Rondon, 51, and Miriam Tzintzun Silva, 57, all of Kansas City, sustained minor injuries.
All four were transported to North Kansas City Hospital.