Crooked River Township, MO (May 14, 2023) – A one-year-old female lost her life as a result of a pedestrian accident that took place in Ray County. The collision was reported just after 8:45 a.m. on May 13.
According to officials, a vehicle was traveling eastbound on Missouri State Route J when it struck a young child near Elm Street.
The child was fatally injured in the accident. Medical personnel assisted firefighters in the Missouri State Highway Patrol at the scene. The victim was pronounced deceased as a result of their injuries.
At this time, the incident is being investigated.
We offer our condolences to the family of the child who lost their life in this accident.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Fatal pedestrian accidents take the lives of thousands of people in the United States annually. In Missouri, we see countless innocent people lose their lives as a result of these crashes. Reckless and negligent actions continue to be a leading factor in fatal pedestrian accidents across our state. Despite the number of laws that we have in place to protect pedestrians, we continue to see severe accidents due to drivers who:
- Travel too fast: Speeding is a common reckless behavior that reduces the driver's ability to react to unexpected situations. It dramatically increases the force of impact in a collision, making injuries more severe for pedestrians.
- Are Distracted: Whether a driver is texting, talking on the phone, or eating, these distractions take their attention from the road, increasing the likelihood of tragic collisions with pedestrians.
- Drive while impaired: Impaired driving, whether due to alcohol, drugs, or fatigue, impairs judgment, coordination, and reaction times. It significantly impacts a driver's ability to make split-second decisions and operate a vehicle safely. These reckless actions not only jeopardize the lives of the drivers involved but also innocent pedestrians, cyclists, and other vehicles.
If another person caused a fatal accident that took your loved one’s life, you may have legal options available. Working with a Crooked River Township wrongful death lawyer can help your family protect your legal rights and justice against the person who is responsible.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, we are here to help you and your family get the justice you deserve following a wrongful death. Our experienced Crooked River Township pedestrian accident lawyers will work diligently to ensure that the negligent party is held accountable and that your family receives maximum compensation.
We understand how emotionally challenging this experience can be, which is why our law firm is here to give you personal care and handle all aspects of your case. If your loved one has tragically been taken away due to someone else's negligence in Ray County, contact our Missouri personal injury law firm today at 913-764-9700 for a free consultation so we may start fighting for justice on your behalf as soon as possible.
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