Kansas City, MO (August 12, 2021) – Police reported that a man on a motorized bicycle was killed when an automobile blew through the red light at an intersection in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park.
Investigators said that the accident took place at about 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 11th at the intersection of Lowell Avenue and West 95th Street, when a car ran a red light and crashed into a moped driven by Wade Parsons, a resident of Overland Park.
Police say Parsons was ejected from the moped and sustain critical injuries. He was transported by paramedics to a local hospital. He died a short while later.
Police say the driver of the car remained at the scene and has cooperated with the police.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Wade Parsons, at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Crashes 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.
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.
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 suffered an injury during a pedestrian accident in Missouri, you will most likely receive a call from the insurance carrier of the driver involved in your accident, wanting to get a recorded statement from you. You are not obligated to indulge them, especially if you have not yet spoken with a personal 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.
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys assist crash victims in seeing justice and the financial compensation they are entitled to.
We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Call our Kansas City accident attorneys at 1 (816) 683-3278 to see how we can help you.
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