A young cyclist was struck and killed in a crash that occurred on the morning of Wednesday, July 1.
The crash occurred near the intersection of E. 20th Street and Denver Avenue shortly after 10 a.m. The victim, an unidentified teenage boy, was taken to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. The driver stopped at the scene and was released pending further investigation.
“We want to begin by extending our sincere condolences to the family of the victim,” said Eric Rogers, executive director for BikeWalkKC. “We are also relieved to learn that the driver is cooperating with the investigation into the crash.”
“We aren’t doing enough to protect our most vulnerable road users,” said BikeWalkKC policy manager Michael Kelley. “Kansas City needs to take more steps to help prevent these tragedies from happening in the first place.”
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 Liz Harris, marketing and events coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BikeWalkKC believes that crashes are not accidents.