Wichita, KS – Pedestrian Hurt in Crash at Hoover Rd & 55th St

Wichita, KS - Pedestrian Hurt in Crash at Hoover Rd & 55th St

Wichita, KS (May 15, 2024) – On Tuesday, May 14, a pedestrian was injured after a traffic accident in the Wichita area. The incident was reported at the corner of 55th Street and Hoover Road late that night around 11 p.m. It was reported that a group of people were attending a memorial for someone who was killed in a street racing crash at the time of the crash. 

A driver was passing through the area when they hit a pedestrian and several vehicles. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to provide aid to the involved parties. The injured pedestrian suffered fatal injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene. The driver involved in the crash remained at the scene and cooperated with responding officials. No other injuries were reported in the accident. The area was temporarily closed while local authorities were present. The identity of the deceased victim has been withheld. An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is being handled by local law enforcement officials. 

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

Pedestrian Accidents in Kansas

The number of pedestrian crashes in the United States that result in fatalities has sharply increased in recent years. Pedestrian fatalities on American roads have climbed by an astounding 77 percent since 2010, in stark contrast to other vehicle fatalities which have increased by only 25 percent. According to data issued by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), 7,508 pedestrian deaths occurred nationwide in a recent year—the highest number since 1981. Victims of pedestrian crashes are far more likely to suffer serious or even fatal injuries in a crash, in addition to substantial financial losses. It is even more crucial that you are ready to collaborate with a knowledgeable Wichita pedestrian accident lawyer in order to protect your legal rights and pursue appropriate compensation. The legal team at Bretz Injury Law is prepared to fight for your full recovery. Contact our offices today at 620-524-0080 to get to work on your case. 

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