Two bicyclists have died in two separate traffic accidents this week in Kansas City. According to officials, a 75-year-old man has died from injuries sustained in an accident in Topeka. Police say the man was struck by a car on September 20 and was hospitalized for weeks. Officials say on Wednesday the man passed away. Shawnee County Police are still investigating the accident to determine who had the right-of-way. Officials say once the investigation is complete, the case will be handed to the Shawnee County District Attorney's Office.
Another fatal accident occurred on October 3 when a bicyclist was struck and killed in Eureka. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a vehicle rear-ended the bicyclist on U.S. 54, just east of the Greenwood County. Police say the bicyclist landed in a ditch and died. Officials report the driver of the vehicle stayed on the scene and was unharmed. No charges have been filed, but the accident is still under investigation. Police have identified the victim as a 60-year-old man from Western Australian.
Bicycle accidents are frequent and cause unexpected trauma and even fatal injuries. If a bicyclist survives the accident, they are frequently left with serious and debilitating injuries such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal damage. If you’ve been a victim of a bicycle accident or have lost a loved one to an at-fault motorist, please seek legal refuge at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. Schedule a consultation with a St. Louis bicycle accident attorney and learn if you have a case and how much you stand to recover. Contact us today.