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Baby Killed in Car Accident by Unconscious Driver

Baby Killed in Car Accident by Unconscious Driver

Baby Killed in Car Accident by Unconscious Driver

http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=375401

An eight month-old baby has been killed on Natural Bridge. The death occurred on Monday afternoon. The baby and her mother were standing on a sidewalk waiting for a bus when a vehicle crossed several lanes of traffic and impacted with the two pedestrians. Witnesses at the scene and authorities state the baby was thrown some seventy-five feet from the point of impact, and those witnesses believe the driver was unconscious at the scene of the accident. The baby was taken to St. Louis Children's Hospital where she later died. Relatives of the driver of the vehicle responded to the scene and claimed the man driving had a diabetic seizure. When asked how they know the man had a seizure, the relatives responded that he is prone to seizures and blackouts. In fact, the man had a seizure a few days ago. Authorities are still investigating the accident.

The tragic loss of life is only more compounded when it appears the situation could have been avoided. Here if the driver of the vehicle's family is correct, the man got behind the wheel of a two ton vehicle knowing that he was prone to blackouts. The driver put the lives of those who share the roadway with him in jeopardy by getting behind the wheel. In this instance, it caused the death of an eight month-old baby. The law of Missouri requires drivers to use the highest degree of care when operating a motor vehicle, and it is hard to imagine someone who blackouts can achieve that standard of care. The family of this baby likely has a claim against the driver.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC are experienced with motor vehicle accident claims and can help you or someone you know who has been in a motor vehicle accident. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due to car accidents and helping clients recover from their traumatic experience. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 80 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.

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