A second wrongful death lawsuit has been filed against a firefighter and the city of Kansas City arising out of an apparatus-involved accident last month. The family of Tami Knight filed suit today in Jackson County Circuit Court.
Knight, 41, was a pedestrian who was struck after KCFD Pumper 19 collided with an SUV on December 15, 2021. Two occupants of the SUV, Jennifer San Nicholas and Michael Elwood, were also killed in the crash.
According to KSHB41, the lawsuit alleges that after Pumper 19 and the SUV collided, the vehicles hit a “black Ford F-150, a gray Dodge Caliber, a streetlight, a small tree and a bicycle rack, and traveled off the roadway onto the sidewalk, striking pedestrian Tami Knight and the building located at 4050 Broadway.” A copy of the complaint is not available but it reportedly names the apparatus driver and the city.
Elwood’s family filed suit against the driver and the city two weeks ago. Here is a link to more on that suit, including video news coverage.