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Smithville, MO – 3-Year-Old Girl Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Jolisa Court

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Smithville, MO (November 5, 2022) – A young child has died as a result of a pedestrian accident that took place in Clay County on Friday evening. Around 11 p.m., November 4, the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to a crash that took place on Jolisa Court.

Reports provided by authorities show that a 2014 Ford F150 pickup truck was reversing in the area of eight Jolisca Court when it struck a 3-year-old female pedestrian.

The young girl was left with severe injuries as a result of the accident. She was transported to North Kansas City Hospital, where she passed away from her injuries.

The cause of the pedestrian crash remains under investigation at this time.

We offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the young child who died in this accident.

Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri

Smithville, MO – 3-Year-Old Girl Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Jolisa CourtLosing a loved one as a result of a pedestrian accident can be devastating. When young children lose their lives in these accidents, the consequences for families can be overwhelming. Unfortunately, more than 7400 pedestrians lost their lives as a result of crashes in the United States in 2021. Records show that the number of pedestrian fatalities reached the highest level in 40 years, causing major concern across the United States.

There are many reasons why pedestrian crashes continue to happen day after day. Many of them involve some form of negligence. One of the most common causes of fatal pedestrian accidents is driving while distracted. When drivers are not paying attention to the road, they can strike pedestrians in the area because they do not see them traveling nearby.

Another common cause of fatal pedestrian accidents is failing to yield to pedestrians. Missouri law requires drivers to yield to pedestrians who are crossing the street at marked crosswalks or intersections. However, many drivers fail to do this, which can often lead to serious or even fatal accidents.

Finally, another common cause of fatal pedestrian accidents is running red lights. This can often occur when drivers are in a hurry and fail to stop at red lights. Running a red light can often result in serious or even fatal injuries to pedestrians who are crossing the street.

If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, you may be able to pursue legal action against the driver who is at fault. A wrongful death lawyer in Smithville can help you file a claim against the driver and seek financial compensation for the damages you face.

Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has over three decades of experience representing families who have lost loved ones due to negligent drivers. Our pedestrian accident lawyers can help you get the money you need for medical costs, funeral expenses, and more. Schedule a free consultation at your earliest convenience by calling our personal injury lawyers at 816-888-8888 to get started.

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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.