Kansas City, MO (September 11, 2021) – A pedestrian is in critical condition after being hit by a car on Saturday, September 11th.
The pedestrian, identified only as a 30-year-old male from Kansas City, was in the area of Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and East 39th Street when he was hit by a GMC van at about 5:45 a.m.
The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital in critical condition.
The driver stayed at the scene and has since been released.
This accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Injuries in Kansas City
From 2008 to 2017, the rate of pedestrian fatalities in Missouri rose by 35% while the combined rate of all other accident fatalities declined by 6%. The rate of pedestrian fatalities out of all vehicular deaths also increased from 12% to 16% within that same decade.
An estimation made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that pedestrians are injured or killed at the disturbing rate of once every seven minutes. They are also one-and-a-half times more likely to die in a car crash than anyone inside the car.
Roughly 6,000 pedestrians died in car accidents nationwide in 2017, and another 129,000 required hospitalization in order to receive the medical care necessary to treat their injuries.
If you have lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident in Missouri, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death is any death that arises from the action, inaction, or negligence of a person or business. Wrongful deaths can include circumstances such as a person killed by a driver who ran a red light, a passenger who dies due to negligence on the part of the driver, or a doctor making a mistake that causes the death of their patient.
Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys
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 personal injury attorneys are familiar with the emotional struggles that families face after losing a loved one. The financial consequences alone can make moving on extremely difficult.
The legal team at Peterson & Associates P.C. will ensure that you understand all legal options available to you in the wake of a fatal accident.
We will ensure that your legal rights are defended 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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