Kansas City, MO – Woman In Wheelchair Struck & Killed on US-40 near S Hocker Rd
Kansas City, MO (October 25, 2021) – One woman has lost her life following a crash just before midnight on Saturday, October 23.
At approximately 11:57 p.m., on October 23, a 51-year-old female pedestrian traveling in a wheelchair attempted to cross US Highway 40. For unknown reasons, she was struck by a Honda SUV just west of South Hocker Road.
The woman suffered severe injuries in the accident. Emergency crews rushed to the scene to render aid to the victim. However, she passed away from her injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the woman who lost her life in this accident. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Kansas City, Missouri
Each year, pedestrian accidents claim the lives of countless people across the state of Missouri. In many cases, these accidents are caused by preventable actions.
In Missouri, some of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Motorists while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Motorists who fail to yield the right of way
- Motorists who are speeding
- Motorists who are distracted while operating their vehicles
When people are not responsible while operating their vehicles, they leave the lives of others sharing the road at risk of being harmed. In many cases, families have to deal with overwhelming consequences.
Losing a loved one is challenging to deal with under any circumstance. Knowing that your loved one lost their life as a result of another person’s actions just makes the situation even more upsetting. Struggling to deal with the mental and emotional consequences are only made worse by towering medical expenses, funeral costs, and other financial burdens. In some cases, surviving relatives can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Kansas City to see what legal options are available to them.
Kansas City Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach to helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Kansas City personal injury attorneys strive to help the families of accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable accidents. Our team will go to the scene of your loved one’s accident to gather evidence and investigate. We will prove to the courts that the defendant acted negligently and should be held accountable. Our team will fight on your behalf to ensure your family is able to recover the financial compensation they need to cover funeral expenses and other economic and non-economic burdens you all face moving forward.
With thousands of successful claims involving personal injury accidents and wrongful death, we have helped our clients obtain a collective total of more than $500 million in claims. We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being harmed. Contact our Kansas City pedestrian accident lawyers at (816) 298-8708 to see how our team can help you.
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Disclaimer: As a well-respected member of the Kansas City, Missouri business community, Peterson & Associates, P.C. is always looking to increase the safety of and bring overall safety for all Missouri residents. We hope that by bringing awareness to the dangers associated with driving that people will exercise additional caution when operating a motor vehicle and avoid being injured in a serious crash. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. This post should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. The photos depicted in this post are not representative of the actual accident scene.