Pedestrian Accident Results in Jail Time

Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC || 26-Oct-2016

A fatal accident occurred last year on June 9 when a senior expatriate banker hit a man with his vehicle at the Waterfront car park. The Hong Kong court that handled the case did not accept mechanical failure claims, and the man who was driving the vehicle was sentenced 21 months in jail and a five-year driving suspension. The judge claimed that the sentencing was very hard, as she knows that the accident was not intentional, but was the driver was operating his vehicle dangerously. Allegedly, the driver might have been traveling about 60 miles per hour in an area whose speed limit was about 18 miles per hour.

According to the Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center, in 2014, around 4,884 people were killed in pedestrian-vehicle accidents and around 65,000 people were injured. Often, these accidents occur as a result of drivers traveling at a high rate of speed or failing to stop when they were supposed to.

If you or a loved one have suffered injuries due to an accident caused by the negligence of another driver, the Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC can assist you. Our attorneys will work to maintain maximum compensation for losses that resulted from the accident, both monetary and nonmonetary. Additionally, in order to ensure that you understand your legal rights, our attorneys will be available to answer any questions you may have regarding your case. With over a century of combined legal experience, our attorneys have recovered over $350 million dollars for their clients. For a free consultation without any obligation, contact Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC today.


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