Kewanee, MO (May 15, 2022) – One woman has lost her life as a result of a pedestrian accident in New Madrid County. At around 3:20 a.m., on May 12, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was dispatched to the site of an auto accident on US Highway 61.
Reports from authorities show that 22-year-old Patricia Tilson was walking in the area of US Highway 61 just one mile south of Kewanee. For unknown reasons, she was struck by a 2017 Buick Encore.
Tilson sustained severe injuries in the accident. Emergency crews arrived on-site to render aid to the woman. However, she was pronounced deceased on-site.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Patricia Tilson. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Motor vehicle accidents take the lives of more than 1,100 people in our state each year. There are many instances where pedestrians suffer fatal injuries in these accidents. When drivers engage in reckless and negligent actions while operating their vehicles, they leave other people sharing the road at risk.
Some of the most common causes of fatal pedestrian accidents that we see in Missouri include:
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way to pedestrians
- Running red lights or passing stop signs
- Turning without looking for pedestrians
- Backing up vehicles without looking for pedestrians
When people suffer fatal injuries in pedestrian accidents, their families are often required to cover funeral costs, medical expenses, and various other financial burdens arising from the tragic loss. In some instances, families may be able to pursue a lawsuit against the person at-fault for the fatal incident. A wrongful death lawyer in Kewanee can provide your family with the best chances of getting justice.
The Kewanee pedestrian accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. have decades of experience helping families hold negligent drivers accountable after enduring the sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one. Our lawyers can help you secure the financial compensation your family needs as you move forward. Our lawyers will help you build the strongest lawsuit possible to ensure you are able to get justice.
Contact our Missouri personal injury law firm at your earliest convenience by calling 816-888-8888 to schedule a free case evaluation with our team to discuss your case.
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