Kansas City, MO - Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Troost Ave
Kansas City, MO (January 07, 2021) - A pedestrian was killed on Wednesday, January 6th after she was hit by a car on Troost Avenue in Kansas City.
The accident took place at about 10:25 p.m. in the area of 71st Terrace as the 52-year-old woman was trying to cross the road.
Police reports state that a Nissan sedan traveling northbound on Troost Avenue struck the woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver remained at the scene and has cooperated with the police. None of the Nissan’s occupants were injured during the incident.
This death is Kansas City’s first traffic fatality of 2021.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Kansas City
In the course of an average day in America, a fatal pedestrian accident takes place every 88 minutes. This means that about 16 pedestrians are killed in car crashes every day.
Across the United States in 2017, 5,977 pedestrians were killed in a total of 5,890 car accidents, accounting for 16% of all vehicular deaths. This pedestrian fatality rate represents a 1.7% decrease from the 6,080 pedestrian fatalities that occurred in 2016.
Victims involved in accidents are often forced out of work for several weeks at a time, going without the monetary support they need to pay their bills and take care of their families. To make the struggle even worse, towering medical bills start rolling in immediately. When victims are harmed in accidents as a result of other motorists, our state allows them to file legal claims against wrongdoers to recover compensation for the financial burdens they endure. Victims can benefit immensely by consulting with a car accident attorney in Missouri who is well-versed in personal injury laws in our state.
The Kansas City personal injury attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help victims protect their legal rights after being harmed in collisions caused by reckless, negligent, and careless drivers. Our team works to educate victims on their legal rights and help guide them toward getting the maximum amount of compensation available for medical costs, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and more. If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another person’s actions, it is crucial that you reach out to our team as soon as possible to explore legal options available to you. We at www.PetersonLawFirm.com are committed to helping our clients recover in the best way imaginable from their accidents. Contact our personal injury attorneys in Missouri at (816) 298-8708 to meet with our team of knowledgeable attorneys at your earliest convenience to see how we can help you recover from your accident and move forward.
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