Grandview, MO (June 11, 2022) – A crash reported in Jackson County claimed one man’s life. At around 9 a.m., on June 8, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a major crash on Blue Ridge Boulevard.
Reports from MSHP Trooper D T Craig show that 42-year-old Robert Gatewell was walking on Blue Ridge Boulevard just south of Truman’s Market Place. For unknown reasons, the driver of a 2009 Chrysler drove onto the shoulder and struck the pedestrian.
Gatewell suffered fatal injuries as a result of the accident and was declared deceased at the scene.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of Robert Gatewell. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents reported in the state of Missouri leave tens of thousands of people injured every year. Unfortunately, more than 1000 people end up passing away as a result of injuries suffered in motor vehicle collisions. Many victims are not even traveling inside vehicles at the time of their accidents.
Pedestrians are particularly vulnerable to suffering significant injuries due to the fact that they have no protection during crashes. As a result, we see countless pedestrians suffering fatal injuries due to drivers who are speeding, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or engaging in other reckless and negligent actions while behind the wheel.
There are far few things worse than losing loved ones. Learning that they passed away as a result of another driver’s negligence can just make the situation even more challenging to accept. In some cases, families are able to take legal action against the person who was at fault. Working with the wrongful death lawyer in Grandview can help to ensure your family is able to get justice.
Our Grandview pedestrian accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience fighting to protect the legal rights of families who have lost loved ones due to the negligence of drivers. Our lawyers can help your family pursue a wrongful death case against the person responsible for your loved one’s death. Our lawyers will conduct various services for you to ensure you are better position to get justice. We will investigate your loved one’s accident and gather evidence on your behalf. We will speak with witnesses and obtain testimony from them. We will get a copy of the police report, medical reports and gather evidence from various sources to build the strongest case possible on your behalf.
It is crucial that you reach out to our wrongful death lawyers in Missouri right away to get started on your case. Our law firm is available by calling 816-888-8888. Our lawyers can meet with you at your earliest convenience for a free consultation to discuss your case and to get started.
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