Drunk Driving Continues to Claim Lives
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
While most people are aware of the risks associated with
drinking and driving, thousands of people commit the offense each year. In St. Louis on Tuesday
evening, a driver was killed when his SUV was struck by another vehicle,
and the police suspect drunk driving. A driver in a black Dodge was traveling
at an excessive speed, passing a police officer, and then crashing into
the SUV. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested the driver. He has
been charged with DWI, and additional charges are expected. Along with
the death of the driver, the passenger in the vehicle was transported
by emergency personnel to the hospital for injuries.
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving report that one person suffers an
injury approximately every two minutes due to a person driving under the
influence of alcohol. In addition to those injured, tragically, 27 people
lose their lives in drunk driving accidents in America each day. While
there are many statistics, the education is not enough to deter a driving
from operating their vehicle under the influence. The punishment can be
harsh in many states for DUI offenders, but yet many drivers ignore the
consequences. If a DUI accident has resulted in an injury or death of
a loved one, it’s important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
have the experience, skill, and passion to best handle your case. Our
team will fight aggressively to recover compensation for medical bills,
lost wages, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering. We are happy to
provide free consultations and are fees are contingency based.
Contact us today to speak with one of our attorneys.