Raytown, MO (August 29, 2023) – A pedestrian accident reported in Jackson County on Sunday claimed one woman’s life.
At around 10:05 a.m. on August 27, troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol were called to the scene of a crash on Missouri State Highway 350.
Reports show that a 2013 Honda Odyssey was traveling on the roadway when it went off the side of the road and struck a pedestrian near Blue Ridge Boulevard.
The pedestrian, identified as 35-year-old Heather Klemenzof Raytown, Missouri, was severely hurt. She was transported to Research Hospital by Raytown EMS. After arriving, the woman was pronounced deceased due to her injuries.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our sympathies go out to the family of Heather Klemenz.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Fatal pedestrian crashes take the lives of thousands of people in the United States annually. In more recent years, the state of Missouri implemented several laws designed to protect pedestrians and prevent them from being harmed in accidents. Some of these laws include:
- Mo. Rev. Stat. § 300.160: This provides pedestrians the right to walk at certain times in specific areas, preventing drivers from entering the areas when the pedestrians are afforded the right.
- Mo. Rev. Stat. § 300.375: This provides pedestrians the right of way to cross the road in designated crossing areas
Unfortunately, there is no way to prevent reckless drivers from entering our roads and causing harm to innocent people. We continue to see innocent people lose their lives as a result of drivers who fail to yield, run red lights, or turn at intersections without first looking for foot traffic.
The loss of a loved one due to a fatal accident can be incredibly difficult to accept. Knowing your loved one died in an accident that was preventable just makes it even more difficult to move forward. After the loss of a loved one, it is important that you seek immediate legal guidance. A wrongful death lawyer in Raytown can help you determine the best course of action moving forward.
After the sudden and unexpected loss due to a fatal car crash, your family may be able to file a wrongful death claim. This legal action helps you get money for funeral costs and various other damages.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC., we are committed to providing families affected by a motor vehicle accident with the highest quality legal representation and compassionate service they need during this very difficult time. With our experienced attorneys working on your behalf, you can trust that those responsible for your loss will be held accountable while making sure that you receive full and timely compensation for any damages caused by their negligence. To get started on your case, reach out to our Missouri personal injury law firm at 913-764-9700 to schedule a free consultation.
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