A pedestrian has died as a result of injuries sustained in a crash on the afternoon of Thursday, December 5.
The crash happened at the intersection of Linwood Boulevard and Poplar Avenue around 3:40 pm. The victim, identified as 63-year-old Carrie M. Davis, was crossing the street when she was struck by a driver heading west.
The driver stopped and cooperated with police. The victim was taken to a local hospital where she was initially listed in critical condition. On the morning of Friday, December 6, authorities were informed that Davis had died.
“We want to express our condolences to the family and friends of Carrie,” said Eric Rogers, executive director for BikeWalkKC. “The sad truth is that she didn’t have to die.”
“This is the second deadly crash involving a pedestrian we’ve seen in as many weeks,” noted BikeWalkKC policy manager Michael Kelley. “We can’t allow our most vulnerable road users to continue to experience this level of violence because it’s unacceptable.”
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. According to local news reports we’ve gathered, this marks the 34th confirmed crash involving a vulnerable road user in KCMO in 2019.
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BikeWalkKC believes that crashes are not accidents.