Palmyra, MO (April 24, 2022) – One man has lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in the Palmyra area, according to reports. At around 9:20 p.m., on April 22, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to eth scene of an auto accident on US Highway 61.
Reports provided by authorities show that a 2008 Chrysler Town and Country was traveling south on HUS Highway 61 when it struck a pedestrian just south of Palmyra.
The pedestrian, 30-year-old Austin Taylor, sustained severe injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene as a result of his injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
No other injuries were reported.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Austin Taylor. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Statistics show that between 2012 and 2014 more than 2,300 people lost their lives in traffic-related incidents throughout the state of Missouri. Although there are several things we can do to protect others sharing the roads with us, there is no guarantee that others are going to be mindful of us. As a result, we continue to see numerous people suffer unnecessarily due to the reckless and negligent actions of others.
Knowing your loved one lost their life, in itself, is difficult to deal with. Learning that they died as a result of another driver’s negligence just makes the loss even more tragic and difficult to accept. Not only are families impacted by the emotions following the loss, but they often face towering medical bills, funeral expenses, and a variety of other financial impacts.
When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the guidance of a skilled Palmyra wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
Palmyra Wrongful Death Lawyers
We at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help our clients move forward after being impacted by another driver’s negligence. When families lose loved ones, we strive to help them collect full and fair compensation to help reduce some of the stress they face moving forward. Our Palmyra pedestrian accident lawyers provide trusted, effective, and aggressive legal representation for our clients while being compassionate and understanding to their individualized needs.
Not only is it essential that families are able to get full and fair compensation after losing loved ones in crashes caused by negligent drivers, but we are dedicated to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the difficulties they face.
If you have lost a loved one due to a pedestrian accident and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri 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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