Kansas City, MO (August 16, 2021) – Officers from the Independence Police Department were on the scene to investigate after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a car on Monday, August 16th.
The crash took place at about 12:40 p.m. at the intersection of State Highway 291 and 23rd Street.
Crash investigators determined that the driver of a Chevrolet Malibu was traveling southbound along State Highway 291 when it made contact with the pedestrian.
The victim was transported by ambulance to a local medical facility but ultimately passed away due to their injuries.
No additional injuries have been reported.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Kansas City
A calculation determined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows 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.
Roughly 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.
Our Kansas City, Missouri personal injury 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 wholly committed to helping victims maximize their financial recovery. We have tried thousands of successful cases and helped our clients recover $500 million in claims.
If you have sustained an injury during a pedestrian accident in Missouri, it won’t be long before you receive a call from the insurance company of the driver involved in your accident, wanting to get a recorded statement from you. You do not have to indulge them, especially if you have not yet spoken with a personal injury attorney.
Peterson & Associates, P.C., take an assertive approach to help our clients during their post-crash recovery. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys assist crash victims in seeing justice and the financial compensation they are entitled to.
We always advise that victims speak with an attorney before providing anyone with a statement. This is due to the fact that 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.
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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