Kansas City, KS (June 30, 2021) – A man was killed when he was hit by a car on Interstate 35 while trying to clear dangerous debris from the roadway on Friday, June 25th.
66-year-old David Pittaway was transported to a hospital after he was struck by a vehicle heading southbound on Interstate 35 in the area of the 18th Street Expressway.
Eyewitnesses stated that Pittaway attempted to dodge the oncoming vehicle by moving to another lane. The car also made the same lane change and struck Pittaway.
The driver stayed at the scene and was unharmed during the incident.
Pittaway passed away from his injuries on Wednesday, June 30th.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, David Pittaway, at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Kansas City
During a typical day, a car accident causes a pedestrian fatality once every 88 minutes in the United States. This equals out to about 16 pedestrians that are fatally struck by motor vehicles each day.
Nationwide, in 2017, roughly 6,000 pedestrians died in a total of 5,890 automobile accidents, making up 16% of all crash fatalities. This excessive rate of pedestrian deaths indicates a reduction of nearly 2% from the 6,080 that took place in 2016.
Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys are accustomed to the physical and mental obstacles victims face after being injured. The financial consequences alone can make their recovery harder than necessary.
Peterson & Associates, P.C., are invested in their client’s post-accident recovery process. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys assist crash victims in receiving justice and the financial settlement they are entitled to. Our attorneys are wholly committed to helping victims maximize their financial recovery. They have overseen thousands of successful cases and helped clients recover more than $500 million in claims.
We will make sure that your legal rights are protected 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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