PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck in Independence

A pedestrian was struck by a driver in Independence on the evening of Thursday, October 31.

The crash happened shortly after 7 pm near the intersection of 23rd Street and Harris. Authorities were still investigating what caused the crash, but they did note that the victim was conscious and talking to emergency crews when they arrived.

“We want to know more about what happened here,” noted BikeWalkKC executive director Eric Rogers. “We also hope that the victim will make a full recovery from the injuries they sustained.”

“We want to understand why this crash happened so we can prevent it from happening in the future,” said Michael Kelley, BikeWalkKC policy manager. “If there is a part of this crash that is related to the built environment, we need to change it so that vulnerable road users will be safe.”

As BikeWalkKC has stated in the past, what deserves the brunt of the blame for these crashes is the culture that values car traffic efficiency over the safety of human lives. 

For more information, contact Karen Campbell, director of development and communications, at (816) 205-7056 (ext. 2) or by email at

BikeWalkKC believes that crashes are not accidents

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