Villa Ridge, MO (May 02, 2021) – Officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident on Sunday, May 2nd in Franklin County.
Reports state that the victim, who has since been identified as 56-year-old Jason L. Gilley, a resident of Villa Ridge, was walking along the righthand side of the roadway when he was struck by an unknown vehicle that then fled the scene.
Mr. Gilley sustained life-threatening injuries during the impact and was transported via ambulance to Mercy Hospital Washington. He was pronounced dead shortly after his arrival.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Jason L. Gilley, at this time.
Pedestrian Fatalities in Villa Ridge
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.
When victims are killed in collisions, they often leave behind friends and family that are devastated. In some cases, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Missouri to get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Working with a skilled and knowledgeable legal team can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward after experiencing the loss of a loved one.
Our team at Peterson & Associates P.C. will help you to understand the legal options available to you in the aftermath of a car accident. Our car accident attorneys in Kansas City strive to help our clients maximize their recoveries so they can get the medical treatment they need without worry. Not only is it crucial that families are able to get full and fair compensation after losing loved ones in accidents caused by negligent drivers, but we are committed to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the challenges they face.
If you have lost a loved one due to a car accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Kansas City personal injury attorneys at 816-888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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