Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Pedestrian struck by vehicle north of Nevada

On February 2nd around 2:35 p.m. the Missouri State Highway Patrol in Vernon County along with the Vernon County Sheriff's Office responded to a pedestrian that was struck by a vehicle in the southbound lanes of I-49 around 5 miles north of Nevada.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the accident occurred when the 2020 Freightliner was stationary in the median after a previous crash, 37 year old Lyes Safir of Lenexa, Kansas was outside of the vehicle when a 2010 Ford F-150 driven by a 16 year old juvenile from Richards, Missouri lost control of his vehicle and slid into the median striking Mr. Safir and dragging him through the median.

Mr Safir sustained serious injuries and he was transported by the Vernon County Ambulance District to Research Medical Center in Kansas City for treatment.

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