PRESS RELEASE: Cyclist killed in Independence

A person riding a bike died early on the morning of Sunday, August 4 in a crash in Independence. The crash occurred at the intersection of College and Emery streets. The person was riding south on Emery when they were struck by the driver, who was heading west on College. The driver stayed on the […]

PRESS RELEASE: Young pedestrian killed in KCMO

A 9-year-old boy was killed in a crash on the evening of Thursday, July 18. The crash occurred near the intersection of 23rd Street and Kensington Avenue. The victim fell into the street and was struck by the driver. Police arrived and declared the boy dead at the scene. “We want to extend our condolences […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian dies following hit-and-run in KCMO

A pedestrian in Kansas City, Missouri has died days after a hit-and-run sent him to the hospital. The crash occurred shortly after 3 a.m. on Monday, April 29 near the intersection of 18th Street and Bristol Avenue. According to authorities, the victim, identified as 37-year-old Jesus Avalos, was struck by the driver in the driveway […]

MEDIA ALERT: The Saluto family, Lorrie Brown, BikeWalkKC, and City Market to Dedicate Ghost Bike to Honor Cyclist Anthony Saluto

Dedication Ceremony: 3 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019 at City Market Park, 300-398 Main Street, KCMO 64152 Contact: Karen Campbell, Director of Development and Communications karen.campbell@bikewalkkc.org or (816) 205-7056, ext. 2 Kansas City, Mo. | April 3, 2019 – The Saluto family, Lorrie Brown, and BikeWalkKC will dedicate a “ghost bike” memorial bike rack in […]

PRESS RELEASE: Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run on Troost

A pedestrian was struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash early on the morning of Sunday, September 9. The crash took place at the intersection of 81st Street and Troost Avenue. Around 2:45 a.m., police received a call about a woman who was found unconscious in the street. When authorities arrived, the victim was rushed […]

PRESS RELEASE: Woman killed in hit-and-run on Prospect

A woman was struck and killed by a driver in a hit-and-run crash on Saturday, August 18. The crash happened around 10:25 p.m. near the intersection of 38th Street and Prospect Avenue. Authorities say the victim was walking across Prospect when she was struck by a passing vehicle. That vehicle left the scene without stopping […]

Covering the Crash: Local Media’s Role

Last Tuesday, I sat in on a webinar from the National Complete Streets Coalition called “People are dying on our streets: Why is this happening and how can we talk about it responsibly?” The webinar covered information and statistics that many cycling and pedestrian advocates know all too well: pedestrian fatalities have been increasing since […]