Holiday Weekend Ends With Tragic Crash in Franklin County
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
During the early hours on Sunday, a wrong-way driver slammed into a family
traveling from Texas. The
auto accident was head-on and occurred on Interstate 44 in Franklin County. The horrific
collision resulted in the loss of three lives, and five people suffered
injuries. The Missouri Highway Patrol stated that a 26-year-old man was
driving a Saab in the westbound lanes but traveling eastbound when he
struck a 2014 Toyota Sienna. Tragically, the fatalities included the driver
of the Saab, driver of the Toyota, and a 2-year-old boy that was a passenger
in the Toyota. The five individuals that suffered injuries were all passengers
in the Toyota van. Authorities did not indicate if alcohol was a factor
in causing the accident.
The Thanksgiving holiday this year was expected to have more travelers
in the past several years. Common sense tells us that an increase in traffic
also increases the number of auto accidents that are likely to occur.
During the holiday season, alcohol consumption also increases as well
as driving under the influence. Being involved in an auto accident can
result in physical, emotional, and financial damages. In order to recover
compensation and receive justice, it’s important to consult an experienced
personal injury attorney.
At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC, the personal injury attorneys are devoted
to providing you with the maximum compensation available for your damages.
Our passion is in helping our clients during the difficult time following
a crash. We would love to give you a free consultation regarding your
Contact us today.