09/14/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley
Kansas City, KS—An argument between two women escalated into a hit-and-run, which left two bystanders severely burned on Monday, September 13, 2010. The incident occurred around 3 p.m., on Independence Avenue near Olive Street at a service station, as reported by the Kansas City Star.
Police Officials reported that two women got into an argument at the service station, when one woman drove her car into the other woman’s vehicle, before crashing into a gas pump, which ignited a fire. The woman then drove away from the scene.
A female bystander was burned by the fire ignited at the gas pump, which also burned another woman who jumped out of her car to help the injured woman.
The suspected hit-and-run driver was found by police about a block away. She was apprehended as she was walking away from her car. Officers also removed two children from her car, before arresting her for assault and leaving the scene of an accident.
Ambulances were called to the scene, but computer problems delayed one of the ambulances, which left one victim laying on the pavement for 15 minutes in “excruciating pain.” As one of the ambulances was responding to the emergency call, it was flagged down by police a few blocks away from the scene to respond to another medical issue. Eventually another ambulance did arrive at the service station.
A full investigation is underway.
Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for Kansas personal injury lawyers.