A pedestrian was struck and killed in a crash on Friday, June 19.
The crash occurred near 47th and Broadway at 5:45 pm. According to police, the pedestrian was attempting to cross the street at the mid-block section of 47th Street when they were struck by a driver heading west. The driver stopped at the scene and was released after questioning, pending further investigation.
The victim, identified as 75-year-old Mohamed Ouddali, died of his injuries, but police were only recently informed of his passing.
“We extend our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Ouddali,” said Eric Rogers, executive director of BikeWalkKC. “Too many people are dying in traffic crashes, and this needs to stop.”
“We owe it to the victims and families of traffic violence to do more,” said Michael Kelley, BikeWalkKC’s policy manager. “That is why we must continue to work on initiatives like Vision Zero, and make our community’s transportation system safer for everyone.”
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BikeWalkKC believes that crashes are not accidents.