PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck on I-435 and Hwy 24

A person was struck trying to cross the highway early Wednesday morning. The crash occurred around 1:00 a.m. on Interstate 435 and Highway 24. According to authorities, the unidentified victim was attempting to cross the highway when they were struck by an oncoming vehicle. The injuries sustained by the victim were described as minor. The […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed by SUV in Independence

The driver of an SUV went over a median and killed a pedestrian in Independence yesterday afternoon. The crash happened near the intersection of 23rd Street and Harvard Avenue. Around 1:30 p.m., the pedestrian was crossing 23rd Street when the driver of the vehicle, a 2012 Chevy Suburban, went over the center median and struck […]

Kansas City Ride of Silence

The 12th annual Kansas City Ride of Silence (now in its sixteenth year internationally) begins in Brookside. Join the worldwide bicycling community for this important ride: http://www.rideofsilence.org We will ride in a slow, silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Cycling Kansas City (CyclingKC.org) is organizing […]

PRESS RELEASE: Man in wheelchair dies after hit-and-run

A man in a motorized wheelchair was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash this morning. The crash occurred around 9:30 a.m. near 11th and Charlotte Streets. Authorities say the victim, identified as 50-year-old Phillip Noel, was crossing the street within the marked crosswalk when the vehicle struck him and sped away. Noel was taken […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian struck by semi on I-35

On Friday evening, a pedestrian was struck by a semi driving along the southbound lanes of I-35. Authorities say the crash occurred around 9 p.m. in the area just north of the Kit Bond Bridge. The victim, 50-year-old Thomas Mattes, was hit near the right shoulder. He was rushed to an area hospital with serious […]

PRESS RELEASE: Child sustains life-threatening injuries in KCK

A seven-year-old boy was seriously injured after being hit by a car near the intersection of 3rd and Troup in Kansas City, Kansas on Wednesday afternoon. According to authorities, the child was apparently crossing the street from a local computer center when he was struck by an oncoming SUV around 5:30 p.m. The driver of […]

Press Release: Deadly Weekend for Pedestrians early in 2018

This past weekend was marked by four crashes involving pedestrians. Three of the victims have died as a result of their injuries. The fourth remains hospitalized. On Friday, January 26, 25-year-old Jyra Hill was struck in the crosswalk of 71 Highway and Gregory before being dragged almost 30 yards. The driver of the vehicle, which […]