Kansas City, MO (July 21, 2021) – Officers with the Kansas City Police Department are investigating after a pedestrian was hit by a car late on Wednesday evening, July 21, and died.
According to the KCPD officers, the incident occurred on eastbound Interstate 70 at Brooklyn Avenue. Around 11:00 p.m., a black Ford Freestyle was traveling eastbound on the interstate behind a semi-truck. The truck then swerved to avoid hitting a pedestrian who was crossing the road.
The Ford didn’t stop in time, however, and the right front portion of the vehicle hit the pedestrian, vaulting the person into the windshield.
The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment via ambulance but was pronounced dead a few hours later. The person driving the Ford was taken into custody for possible impairment.
Both the Ford driver and their passenger did not complain of injuries.
The accident remains under investigation by officers from the KCPD, and no further details have been released.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family of the deceased victim.
Pedestrian Accidents in Kansas City
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.
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.
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 prior to giving any sort of statement to anyone. This is because insurance companies actually 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 816-888-8888 to see how we can help you.
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