Poplar Bluff, MO (May 31, 2021) – Troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to reports of a pedestrian being struck by a car in Butler County on Sunday, May 30th.
The accident occurred at about 8:00 p.m. on Highway M, just outside of Poplar Bluff.
Sources from inside the department confirmed that 34-year-old Charles R. Miskell, a resident of Poplar Bluff, was struck by a black car. The driver of the car then fled the scene.
Miskell was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Poplar Bluff
During an average day in the United States, a car accident that causes a pedestrian fatality happens once every 88 minutes. This works out to around 16 pedestrians that are fatally struck by motor vehicles each day.
Throughout the country, in 2017, close to 6,000 pedestrians died in a total of 5,890 automobile accidents, making up 16% of all crash fatalities. This high rate of pedestrian deaths indicates a decrease of almost 2% from the 6,080 that took place in 2016.
Our Kansas City, Missouri 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., takes a hands-on approach when it comes to supporting our clients through their post-accident recovery. 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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