Fatal motorcycle crash in KCMO

KSHB Posted an update. See below.

A motorcyclist died Friday night after his Harley went off the road.

Kansas City police say the driver was traveling south on the ramp from Cookingham Road just before the curve to go back north on I-435. Authorities say the man failed to negotiate the curve and went off the road around 8:30 Friday night. He was ejected from the bike. The driver was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say the man was not wearing a helmet.

In July, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed a bill into law that waives the requirement that all motorcyclists must wear helmets. The new law exempts motorcycle riders who are at least 26 years old. Those who choose not to wear a helmet must have health insurance coverage.

According to authorities, this is the first motorcycle fatality of a driver not wearing a helmet in KCMO since the law changed.

This is the first fatal crash of the Labor Day weekend in KCMO.

If you or a loved one have suffered accident injuries in a car accident call Northland Injury Law at 816-400-4878 to speak to a Missouri automobile accident lawyer today for help in recovering the compensation you need. An experienced personal injury attorney can ease some of the burden by engaging in fact-finding, gathering the necessary documentation, and crafting concise and thorough demands for settlement of your claim.

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