Perryville, MO (November 25, 2022) – A traffic accident took place in Perry County that claimed one man’s life. At around 9:50 p.m., on November 23, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a crash on Interstate 55.
Preliminary reports show that a 1982 GMC Sierra was stopped on the northbound side of Interstate 55 near the right shoulder at mile marker 130.8. One person inside the vehicle, 67-year-old Edward Hayden, exited the vehicle and began walking around it when he was struck by a 2020 international LT62F.
The pedestrian, 67-year-old Richard Hayden of Jonesburg, Missouri, suffered severe injuries in the crash. He was transported by air EVAC to SSM health Saints Louis University Hospital, where he passed away from his injuries.
The crash remains under investigation.
Our condolences are with the family of Richard Hayden at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Pedestrian crashes take the lives of thousands of people across the United States each year. Unfortunately, there are many cases where people lose their lives as a result of negligence. A significant number of drivers continue to operate their vehicles in a reckless manner and cause harm to others.
According to reports, failure to yield and distracted driving are two of the most common causes of fatal pedestrian accidents. Impaired driving is also a leading cause of these accidents.
There are a number of reasons why drivers may fail to yield to pedestrians. In some cases, drivers may simply not see pedestrians due to distractions such as cell phones. In other cases, drivers may be impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Distracted driving is one of the leading causes of all vehicle accidents, not just pedestrian accidents. Drivers who are texting, talking on the phone, or otherwise not paying attention to the road are much more likely to hit pedestrians than those who are focused on driving.
Impaired driving is also a major cause of pedestrian fatalities. Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol are much more likely to hit pedestrians than those who are sober.
If your loved one has died as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, a wrongful death lawyer in Perryville can help you get justice.
Our pedestrian accident lawyers at Peterson & Associates, P.C. are deeply committed to helping families get justice. Following the loss of your loved one, our team will fight to ensure the person who caused the death is held accountable. Our team will advocate on your family’s behalf to ensure your best interests are protected and reflected throughout the duration of your claim. Our team will fight diligently to ensure you get the money you need for funeral arrangements, burial expenses, and more. Contact our Missouri law firm today at 816-888-8888.
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