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Pedestrian Accidents Archives

Important pedestrian safety tips for drivers

Pedestrian accidents are some of the most common in Missouri, but can be avoided by all parties involved. Pedestrian safety is always a concern, and drivers can play a major role in reducing the number of pedestrian-motor vehicle accidents that occur on the roads of Missouri.

Missour issues guidelines for preventing pedestrian deaths

In 2016 alone, the Missouri Department of Transportation received reports of more than 83 pedestrian deaths resulting from being struck by cars from all across the state. That number accounts for nearly 10 percent of the entire body of fatal car crashes statewide.

6-year-old girl struck by semi in front of Macon school

A 6-year-old girl was struck by a semi Monday evening at 5:19 p.m. local time right in front of Macon Middle School on US 63, at the intersection of Missouri and Elm Streets, authorities say. The pedestrian accident happened as the school's Santa's Workshop program was concluding on the school's campus. The victim's older sister had just successfully crossed the street in advance of her younger sister when the accident occurred. Two other sisters were standing nearby and watched as the victim attempted to make it from one side of the street to the other.

How can you stay safe when walking during the holidays?

Now that Christmas and the winter holidays are near, staying safe when you're walking to your vehicle in a parking lot or walking to a nearby home is more important than ever. An accident resulting in an injury or death is devastating any time of year, but particularly so when the holidays draw near.

Who is at risk for being in a pedestrian accident in Missouri?

Imagine walking down the street, obeying all the rules of the road only to have a distracted driver collide with you in a crosswalk. This unfortunate situation is far too common, even in places like Columbia. Fortunately, those who are struck have the ability to file a claim to seek out compensation to pay for medical bills or lost wages, but that doesn't stop the core problem or reduce risk.

Fatal pedestrian accidents: Teen driver strikes 14-year-old

Too many young lives are lost on Missouri roads in crashes caused by inexperienced teenage drivers. Although these young drivers may be capable of driving safely under normal circumstances, they are often not equipped to handle emergencies. In one of many pedestrian accidents, a teenager was killed when another one lost control of the vehicle he was driving.

Pedestrian accidents: Bus strikes and kills Columbia pedestrian

Pedestrians in Missouri typically expect to be safe when they cross busy roads in marked crosswalks. Unfortunately, not all drivers keep a lookout for pedestrians when they go through busy intersections. Such negligence can lead to pedestrian accidents with catastrophic injuries or even fatalities.

Pedestrian accidents: 2 hit-and-run drivers cause teen's death

A Missouri family will likely always associate this time of the year with the sad death of their 13-year-old daughter. The teenager died when she was struck by two vehicles in Poplar Bluff last week. As sometimes occurs in pedestrian accidents, the drivers left the scene of the accident without stopping to check on the victim.

Pedestrian accidents: 45-year-old man dies after being hit by car

Because pedestrians are not likely to wear protective clothing, the results are often devastating when pedestrians are struck by cars. The impact of vehicles hitting pedestrians, even if the vehicle is moving at a low speed, can cause catastrophic injuries or even deaths in pedestrian accidents. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that a fatal pedestrian accident is currently under investigation.

Pedestrian accidents injure college-bound football player

It is unfortunate when bad things happen to good people. A budding Missouri athlete was one day away from reporting to his first day at Central Methodist University where he would be attending on a four-year football scholarship when he and his friend were hit by a car. Though the young man is remaining positive, pedestrian accidents can cause life altering injuries, especially for an athlete.