Lawrence, KS – Pedestrian Hurt in Hit-&-Run at 23rd St & Barker Ave

Lawrence, KS - Pedestrian Hurt in Hit-&-Run at 23rd St & Barker Ave

Lawrence, KS (March 19, 2024) – A woman was hurt after being hit by a car while walking her dog in the Lawrence area on Monday, March 18. The incident took place at the corner of 23rd Street and Barker Avenue early that morning at around 7:52 a.m. Local reports revealed that the 74-year-old woman was walking her dog when she was struck by a gray Dodge sedan. 

The driver involved in the crash fled the scene without rendering aid. Emergency responders were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. The injured pedestrian was sent to a trauma center in critical condition. The dog was killed in the accident. Local authorities are currently seeking more information regarding the identity of the at-fault driver. No further information has been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the accident is in the hands of local law enforcement officials. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.

Hit-&-Run Accidents in Kansas

Lawrence, KS - Pedestrian Hurt in Hit-&-Run at 23rd St & Barker AveThe number of hit-and-run crashes in the United States has been rising drastically in recent years. An estimated 682,000 hit-and-runs are reported across the country each year. In a recent year, a hit-and-run was reported somewhere in the United States almost every 43 seconds. Findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reveal that there were nearly 2,564 deaths involving drivers fleeing the scene that same year. 

It can be traumatic to be hurt in a hit-and-run. Not only are you potentially dealing with life-changing injuries, but you are not entirely sure who is responsible. This can make pursuing a claim difficult on your own. Fortunately, you still have rights under the law. You should consult with a trained Lawrence car crash lawyer as soon as possible to protect your legal rights and get to work on your claim. The trained team of attorneys at Bretz Injury Law is ready to get to work on your case and investigate your accident. Call us today at 620-524-0038. 

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