A pedestrian was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash in the morning hours of Friday, January 17.
The crash happened around 9:30 am in the 100 block of North 10th Street. According to police, the driver was heading south when they struck a pedestrian.
The driver fled the scene before authorities arrived. The unidentified victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
“We’re monitoring the situation and hoping that the victim will be alright,” said Eric Rogers, executive director for BikeWalkKC. “We also ask that anyone who may have information about the crash or the driver to please come forward and share what you know with police.”
“The driver needs to be brought to justice,” said BikeWalkKC policy manager Michael Kelley. “At the same time, we also need to look for ways to make the built environment safer so that incidents like this do not occur.”
This marks at least the fourth pedestrian injured or killed in the metro so far in 2020, and the second this week in Kansas City, Kansas alone. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help the family of a 13-year-old boy who was injured in a hit-and-run crash near Turner Middle School on Monday.
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There is no description of the driver or the vehicle at this time. If you have any information about the crash, please contact the KCKPD at 913-573-6003.
BikeWalkKC believes that crashes are not accidents.