Cole Camp, MO (May 23, 2023) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that 46-year-old Alisha Holt lost her life as a result of a pedestrian accident that took place on Friday evening in Benton County.
Reports from officials indicate that at approximately 11:45 p.m. on May 19, they were called to the scene of a crash that occurred on Highway B. Preliminary reports indicate that a Ford pickup truck was traveling on Highway B, just north of Boyd Dump Road when the vehicle struck a pedestrian. The driver of the truck fled the scene without stopping.
The pedestrian, identified as Holt, was severely hurt in the crash. She was pronounced deceased at the scene by Cole Camp Police Department officer Rick Brandt.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
Our condolences go out to the family of Alisha Holt at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Each year, more than 100 pedestrians lose their lives as a result of automobile accidents that take place in the state of Missouri. These accidents account for approximately 12% of all traffic-related fatalities reported statewide annually. In many cases, these accidents are completely preventable. The leading factors in these accidents include speed, distractions, and impairment.
When innocent people lose their lives as a result of fatal pedestrian accidents, their families are often forced to deal with overwhelming consequences. There are many instances where families have to come up with tens of thousands of dollars to cover funeral costs, burial expenses, medical costs, and more.
The unfortunate truth is that many of these accidents are completely preventable. When innocent pedestrians die due to the reckless and negligent actions of drivers, their families are able to take legal action against the responsible party. Filing a wrongful death claim can help your family get the compensation that you need to cover the losses and damages that you face after losing a loved one. Following a fatal accident, a wrongful death claim can help your family get compensation for the damages that you pace now and in the future. Working with a wrongful death lawyer in Cole Camp can provide your family with the best chance of getting justice.
Losing a loved one due to the negligence of another can be heartbreaking and devastating. We understand how difficult this time is for you, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping families like yours get justice and protect their legal rights. With decades of combined experience and a commitment to getting results, our Cole Camp pedestrian accident lawyers at Martin & Wallentine, LLC are here to help your family get the compensation they deserve. Give us a call today at 913-764-9700 for your free consultation so that we can start building your case immediately.
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