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One Killed, Four Injured in Interstate 44 Accident

Jonathan Hernandez8 months ago

One person was killed in a pedestrian accident that happened on Interstate 44.

Details about the Fatal Pedestrian Accident

KMOV News is reporting that two lanes of the westbound Interstate 44 had to be closed after a multiple-vehicle fatal accident that happened in which a pedestrian was hit and killed on Wednesday morning.

According to police, three people, including the pedestrian, were taken to the hospital in critical condition after the accident which happened at about 8:30 a.m. Police, fire, and emergency medical services responded to the scene of the accident. Another person was transported to the hospital in stable condition.

About two hours after the accident happened, police released at statement saying that one person was pronounced dead, but the identity of that person has not yet been released, pending notification of family. At this time, it is uncertain whether or not the pedestrian was the person who was killed in the accident.

Important Information about Pedestrian Accidents

According to data from the Centers from Disease Control and Prevention, there are thousands of wrongful deaths pedestrians every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,735 pedestrian who were killed in motor vehicle accidents.
  • There were a total of about 150,000 pedestrians who were injured in non-fatal accidents in 2014.
  • Pedestrians are about 1.5 times more likely to die in a traffic accident that occupants of motor vehicles.

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