PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian seriously injured in KCMO crash

A pedestrian was seriously injured in a crash that occurred on the afternoon of Saturday, March 7.

The crash occurred near the intersection of Forest Avenue and Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard around 3:50 p.m. A pedestrian was attempting to cross the street when they were struck by a driver heading west.

No word was available on the condition of the victim.

“We hope that the victim will be alright,” said Eric Rogers, executive director for BikeWalkKC. “We are eager to learn more about the circumstances of this collision.”

“We are committed to continuing to advocate for ways to prevent these crashes from happening,” noted BikeWalkKC policy manager Michael Kelley. “That includes our continued push for the adoption of the proposed Vision Zero resolution.”

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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