Kansas City, MO (August 01, 2021) – A male pedestrian from Independence was killed during a hit-and-run accident when he was struck by a car at the base on an interstate exit ramp on Sunday, August 1st.
A source inside the Kansas City Police Department said a Kia sedan was traveling eastbound when the driver lost control of the car, swerved over the south curb of the interstate, and struck the unidentified pedestrian, who was sitting at the base of an exit ramp for Interstate 435. The car then veered across the lanes of the exit ramp and crashed into a metal utility pole.
The occupants of the car, an adult female and male, exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot without notifying authorities or rendering aid, leaving the 55-year-old pedestrian to die at the scene.
This accident is under investigation by officers from the Kansas City Police Department.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Kansas City
Approximately 6,000 pedestrians were killed during vehicle collisions across the country in 2017, and a further 129,000 needed to be hospitalized in order to receive the medical treatment required for their injuries. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident in Missouri, you will most likely receive a call from the insurance company representing the driver involved in your accident, asking you to provide a recorded statement. You are not required to entertain their request, particularly if you have not yet spoken with a pedestrian injury attorney.
It is always a smart move to speak with an attorney before giving any statement to anyone. This is because insurance companies teach their adjusters to ask certain questions worded in such a way as to bring down the value of your claim as much as possible. An experienced Missouri pedestrian accident attorney can stop these adjusters from taking advantage of you.
Our Kansas City, Missouri pedestrian accident attorneys are familiar with the mental and physical struggles victims must face after being injured. The monetary consequences alone can make their recovery very difficult.
Our attorneys are absolutely dedicated to helping victims maximize their financial recovery. We have tried thousands of successful cases and helped our clients recover $500 million in claims.
An estimation made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains that pedestrians are injured or killed at the disturbing rate of once every seven minutes. They are also one-and-a-half times more likely to die in a car crash than anyone inside the car.
Peterson & Associates, P.C., take an assertive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys assist pedestrian victims in getting justice and the financial compensation to which they are entitled.
We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Call our Kansas City accident attorneys at 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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