Kansas City, MO (November 05, 2020) – A pedestrian on Interstate 35 was struck and killed by a car on Thursday, November 5th.
As reported by police, the accident took place at about 1:45 a.m. in the northbound lanes of the portion of Interstate 35 that runs under the overpass on Independence Avenue. The man was reportedly either attempting to cross the interstate or walking alongside it when he was struck by a tractor-trailer.
The truck operator told police he thought he might have hit something but was uncertain, so he doubled back and returned to the area where he located the deceased pedestrian.
The victim’s identity has not yet been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Kansas City
This fatality marks the 93rd car accident-related death in the Kansas City area in 2020. This number represents a 50% increase in vehicular deaths when compared with the 62 that had taken place by this same time last year.
Losing a loved one is challenging to deal with under any circumstance. Knowing that your loved one lost their life as a result of another person’s actions just makes the situation even more upsetting. In some cases, surviving relatives can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Missouri to see what legal options are available to you.
You may be entitled to compensation to help alleviate the financial burdens your family faces moving forward after losing a loved one in an unexpected accident. Although it can seem like there is nothing that can make us feel whole again after enduring the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one, it can help to have financial resources available to cover the costs of funeral expenses, deal with the impacts of lost wages, and more.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach at helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys strive to help the families of accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents. We understand the mental and emotional challenges families face after losing loved ones in accidents.
The financial impacts only make recovering more difficult. For this reason, we dedicate great time and efforts to helping victims maximize their recoveries and we have a track record to prove it. With thousands of successful claims, we have helped our clients obtain a total of $500 million in claims. We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Contact our Kansas City accident lawyers to see how our team can help you.
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