• December 01, 2022

Amanda Smith Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Kansas City, KS

Kansas City, KS -- November 30, 2022, Amanda Smith was injured following an accident where a car and a semi-truck collided.

Authorities were called to the area of I-635 and Highway 5 at around 7:25 a.m. It appears that 31-year-old Amanda Smith was in a car traveling northbound along the interstate. Officials say that a semi-truck changed lanes, hitting Smith's vehicle in doing so.

Reports show that Amanda Smith was taken to a hospital with injuries described as "minor." The car's driver, identified as Ronald Smith, complained of pain, officials say. Right now, additional details are unavailable.

Commentary on Amanda Smith Semi-Truck Accident in Kansas City

If these details are accurate, then it seems unlikely this incident would have occurred with a more attentive truck driver. Perhaps there were other factors involved, but getting help for people means letting the evidence speak for itself. To that end, though, I always have some skepticism seeing "minor" injuries. Things don't always prove to be so simple.

Amanda Smith Injured in Semi-Truck Accident in Kansas City, KS

A while back, I had a family come to me after someone had "minor" injuries following as truck wreck. After doctors initially gave him the all-clear, though, the man's back pain became nearly crippling. It turned out the crash ruptured a disk in his spine, and it was leaking fluid over time. The "minor" injury ultimately required surgery and months of back and forth between us and the insurance company to get him the help he needed.

I sincerely hope nothing so awful happens here, but it's an example of the importance of being prepared for these challenges instead of waiting around and hoping for the best.

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