Kansas City, MO - Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Chestnut Trafficway
Kansas City, MO (May 22, 2021) - Police responded to a car accident on Chestnut Trafficway under the Lexington Avenue bridge that killed one pedestrian and seriously injured another.
Reports show that a Ford pick-up truck driving southbound hit two pedestrians walking along the west side of the roadway.
One pedestrian, who has since been identified as a 43-year-old man from Kansas City, was pronounced dead at the scene. The other pedestrian, 41, was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
The driver of the truck continued driving southbound where he crashed into another vehicle at the intersection of Chestnut Trafficway and Independence Avenue.
The truck driver, 38, sustained injuries and was hospitalized in stable condition.
The driver of the other vehicle was unharmed.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Kansas City
From 2008 to 2017, the rate of fatal pedestrian accidents in Missouri rose by 35% while the combined rate of all other fatal accidents fell by 6%. The rate of pedestrian deaths out of all vehicle-related deaths also rose from 12% to 16% in that same decade.
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.
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.
We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after an injury accident. Call our Kansas City accident attorneys at (816) 298-8708 to see how we can help you.
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