Kansas City, MO (December 30, 2021) – One man has lost his life following a motor vehicle accident on the east side of Kansas City on Wednesday evening, December 29.
At around 6:30 p.m., the Kansas City Police responded to the scene of a crash in the 10500 block of East 42nd Street. Reports show that a male pedestrian was walking in the area when he was struck by a Nissan Sentra.
The man suffered fatal injuries in the accident. Emergency crews arrived on-site to render aid to the victim. However, he passed away at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the man who lost his life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Every year, thousands of pedestrians lose their lives in accidents across the United States. Many accidents take place right here in Missouri. Many pedestrians lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of other motorists sharing the road. In numerous instances, accidents take place as a result of drivers who are distracted, impaired, or engaging in reckless activities while operating their vehicles. The unfortunate truth is that tens of thousands of people across our state are negatively impacted by the negligent actions of others.
In Missouri, we see countless pedestrians lose their lives in these preventable crashes along our roads. In many cases, surviving relatives are forced to endure mental and emotional challenges due to the unexpected loss of a loved one. Not only are families impacted by the emotions following the loss, but they often face towering medical bills, funeral expenses, and a variety of other financial impacts.
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. In some cases, surviving relatives can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Kansas City to see what legal options are available to them.
Kansas City Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our Kansas City Pedestrian accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. 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. Our lawyers are wholly committed to helping bereaved families maximize their financial recovery.
If you have lost a loved one due to a car accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at 816-888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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