Fulton, MO (January 12, 2022) – An auto accident reported in the Fulton area claimed one man’s life on Monday evening, January 10. At around 6:30 p.m., authorities were requested on-site at a crash on Bluff Street.
Reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2006 Chrysler Town & Country, driven by 39-year-old Shannon Walton, was traveling north on Bluff Street. As the vehicle entered the area near Meadowlark Lane, it struck a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, identified as 67-year-old Ray Payne, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. Payne was pronounced deceased at the scene by Callaway County Paramedic Patrick Lane.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Ray Payne. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Auto Accidents in Missouri
Every year, thousands of pedestrians lose their lives in accidents across the United States. Many accidents take place right here in Missouri. Many pedestrians lose their lives in accidents due to the negligence of other motorists sharing the road.
In numerous instances, accidents take place as a result of drivers who are distracted, impaired, or engaging in reckless activities while operating their vehicles. As a result, we continue to see numerous people suffer unnecessarily due to the reckless and negligent actions of others. Hundreds of these accidents take place right here in Missouri. Families of those who lose their lives in accidents are often left to deal with their sudden and unexpected loss.
Regrettably, fatal motor vehicle accidents can have an overwhelming impact on surviving relatives. Many families have to cover the costs of funerals, endure lost earnings, and deal with the mental and emotional consequences. 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 Fulton wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
Fulton Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach to helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our Fulton 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 law firm is well-aware of the mental and physical struggles families face after being impacted by fatal collisions. The monetary consequences alone can make the process of moving forward difficult. Our lawyers are wholly committed to helping bereaved families maximize their financial recovery.
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 Missouri personal injury attorneys at 1 (816) 683-3278 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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