3-Year Old Killed in Kansas City, Struck By Spire Utility Truck
Kansas City, MO. – Wednesday afternoon a three-year-old boy, Jayden Courtney, was hit and killed by a Spire utility truck in downtown Kansas City, MO.
The boy had been walking on the sidewalk and holding his father’s hand when he broke away, suddenly darted into the road, and was struck by the vehicle. Witnesses say that the truck was coming down a steep hill on 11th street and was getting ready to stop at a stoplight when the accident happened. The child was tragically pronounced dead at the scene.
The accident is currently under investigation by the Kansas City Police Department to see if there is evidence of anything else that might have caused the fatal truck accident.
Most pedestrian accidents are preventable, with the leading causes of pedestrian-related motor vehicle accidents being drunk driving and speeding. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents happen every day. Earlier this week in St. Louis, an 11-year-old boy was hit by a car and killed while walking to the bus stop.
According to a fatality analysis report from the U.S. Department of Transportation, in 2017 alone, 170 children under the age of 13 were killed in pedestrian motor vehicle accidents in the U.S.
If you recently lost someone you care about in a truck accident and need someone to talk to about your case, contact the Dixon Injury Firm today to schedule a free consultation. Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers are passionate about helping victims and their families recover compensation for their harm and losses caused by another, and will do everything they can to support you and your family during this difficult time.
Our greatest sympathies go out to the family of the victim involved in this terrible accident. If a family member or loved one of the victim would like the name of a person removed, please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys.