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Wheaton Township, MO – Charles Peterson Loses Life in Pedestrian Crash on MO-76

Categorized as Auto Accidents, Wrongful Death

Wheaton Township, MO (April 6, 2022) – An auto accident reported just east of Rocky Comfort claimed one man’s life. At around 9:25 p.m., on April 4, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of an auto accident on Missouri State Route 76.

Reports provided by authorities show that a 1994 Ford Escort was traveling on Missouri State Route 76 when the vehicle struck a bicyclist just one mile east of Rocky Comfort.

The bicyclist, identified as 50-year-old Charles Peterson, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Peterson was pronounced deceased at the scene.

At this time, the incident remains under investigation.

We would like to offer our condolences to the family of Charles Peterson. Our thoughts are with them at this time.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri

Wheaton Township, MO – Charles Peterson Loses Life in Pedestrian Crash on MO-76Each year, we see countless people lose their lives due to pedestrian accidents in Missouri. Some of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents include:

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Drivers who are speeding
  • Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
  • Not seeing motorcyclists in blind spots
  • Drivers who are distracted while operating their vehicles

The impacts of pedestrian accidents are often overwhelming for families. Many families have to cover the costs of funerals, endure lost earnings, and deal with the mental and emotional consequences.

If your loved one lost their life in a pedestrian crash, due to the negligence of another driver, you might be entitled to compensation to help cover the financial burdens your family faces moving forward. Although it can seem like there is nothing that can make us feel whole again after suffering the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one, it can help to have financial resources available to cover expenses associated with funeral expenses and deal with the impacts of lost wages, and more.

Working with a trusted wrongful death attorney in Wheaton Township can help to ensure your family collects the maximum amount of compensation available to you after the loss of a loved one.

Wheaton Township Wrongful Death Lawyers

Our Wheaton Township pedestrian accident attorneys at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help our clients move forward after being impacted by another motorist’s negligent actions. When families lose loved ones, we are committed to helping them collect full and fair compensation to help alleviate some of the stress they face moving forward.

Not only is it crucial that families are able to recover compensation after losing loved ones in crashes caused by negligent parties, but we are dedicated 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 motor vehicle collision and would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at (816) 298-8708 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we 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.