Child Struck By Motorist In St. Louis
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
A child is in critical condition after a
pedestrian accident in St. Louis. According to the St. Louis Police, a 5-year-old girl was
hit by a car while crossing the street with her mother. The pedestrian
accident occurred in the 1600 block of Olive Street on Friday, July 15,
around 10:30 p.m. Police say the child was crossing south to north on
Olive at 18th Street with her mother, when she ran from behind her mother
in the middle of the street and was struck by a vehicle. According to
investigators, the driver who struck the child briefly stopped and exited
the vehicle. Then he quickly got back into his vehicle and drove west
on Olive with four other passengers inside. Officers stopped the vehicle
at 20th and Olive, but no one was detained. Many residents say the intersection
is dangerous and others have been struck. Many are concerned nothing is
being done to make the intersection safer.
Pedestrian accidents happen every day on Missouri roadways. Like motorcycle
and bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents are often catastrophic because
there is little to no protection for a victim if they are involved in
a crash. If you or a loved one have been a victim of a pedestrian accident
and it was the fault of the motorist, you may be entitled to compensation.
You need trusted legal representation from St. Louis’ best pedestrian
accident attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, right away.
Contact our downtown St. Louis law firm today to schedule your free consultation.