On Friday, April 15th, 2022, a Little Rock pedestrian was hit and killed on Cantrell Road.
The victim, Michael Byrd, 53, was crossing the street around 9 p.m. near 14000 Cantrell Road. Byrd was reportedly walking southbound and the vehicle was traveling west when he was struck on the street.
Byrd was pronounced dead at the scene, and Arkansas State Police are still reconstructing the accident to determine the exact cause. ASP has also reported the vehicle was a 2006 Chevrolet, but the driver (who is cooperating with the investigation) remains unnamed.
In 2020 alone, there were over 30 pedestrian fatalities in and around Little Rock. It seems that, in 2022, those numbers aren’t dwindling. Unfortunately, pedestrian incidents occur often — and many, like this one — lead to fatalities.
If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident or lost a loved one in one, we at Minton Law want to help. Injury attorney Justin Minton has experience as an insurance adjuster, and he understands the nuances of pedestrian accidents — as well as hit-and-runs — that can affect your claims and your awarded compensation.