Update: University Hospital confirmed on Wednesday the 78 year-old pedestrian, Michel Munyantarama, is in critical condition.
Original Story: A pedestrian Michel Munyantarama, 78, of Columbia, is recovering after being struck by a vehicle in north Columbia Tuesday night, December 5th.
A recent study conducted by the vehicle tracking company, Geotab, identifies the most dangerous highways in each state, based on fatality rates. In Missouri, the deadliest highway was U.S. 63 Highway, a north-south highway that passes through Columbia and Jefferson City. In Kansas, the study found the deadliest highway was Interstate 70.
Geotab pulls statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Federal Highway Administration, and adjusts the data for average daily traffic counts.
It is apparent that Sherrie B. Pyatt of Belle Missouri was loved by many. If you are in doubt, check out the Facebook page of “Office of the Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman“. Comments of love, prayers and fond memories fill the post breaking the sad news of her death.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the incident that led to the death of Sherrie Pyatt, 77, of Belle Missouri, took place Tuesday night September 13th 2016 at approximately 7:45 p.m. The report states that Ms. Pyatt was southbound on Missouri Route EE, near 5th street, in her motorized wheelchair, when she was struck from behind by a southbound, 2014 Chevrolet Impala driven by Charles R. Creason, 79, also from Belle Missouri.
It is a tough week in Harrisonville Missouri which is just south of Kansas City. Yesterday afternoon, August 23rd 2016, as Harrisonville High School dismissed at approximately 3:00 p.m., a student of the high school lost control of his vehicle and struck another student, who was walking home from school.
A 14-year-old freshman at Harrisonville High School died on Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by the driver of an SUV on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of east Elm.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says the crash happened around 3 p.m. on Elm Street. A student of Harrisonville High School was the driver of a 1980 Chevrolet Blazer that traveled off of the left side of the roadway, went into a ditch, crossed back over the roadway and hit another student who was walking on the sidewalk. The 17-year-old driver then crashed into a house.
Austin J. Deluca, 21, of St. James Missouri was walking along Route B, 5 miles north of St. James, Missouri.
According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, Deluca was then struck by a southbound 2005 Lincoln Towne Car driven by Douglas S. King, 88, of St. James Missouri.
Austin Deluca suffered serious injuries as a result of this pedestrian accident and was flown by Mercy Helicopter to the University Hospital in Columbia.
A Missouri Department of Transportation worker, Lyndon D. Ebker, 55, was struck and killed Thursday morning as he worked to clean a bridge in Franklin County. Lyndon Ebker of New Haven, Missouri had worked for MoDOT for more than 30 years. In an interview, Greg Horn, MoDOT’s St. Louis District Engineer, said, “Our hearts are heavy, too. He has lots of friends here and will be missed.”
Mr. Ebker was part of a MoDOT crew, cleaning road salt and other grime off a bridge on Highway 100 near Buchheit Road about 9:15 a.m. when the accident occurred, authorities said. The scene is west of Washington, Missouri.
According to the Columbia Police Department and the City of Columbia website, at approximately 8:05 a.m. on Monday March 07, David C. Birkenbach, 66, was struck by a city bus while he was using a crosswalk, on Stadium Boulevard at Monk Drive.
The details of those reports state that Mr. Birkenbach of Columbia, was walking across Stadium Boulevard using the crosswalk, legally. A city bus driven by Hamis Mukiwa, 22, attempted to turn left from Champions Drive onto Stadium. According to Columbia Police Department spokesperson Bryana Larimer, ” the bus had a yellow left-turn signal, indicating it could complete the turn after yielding to traffic and pedestrians, and Birkenbach was legally within the crosswalk.” Larimer also said, “Mukiwa did not yield to Birkenbach while completing the turn, which led to the fatal crash.” Larimer also stated that alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the crash.