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Felon sentenced to seven years for wrongful death accident

On October 31, a St.Louis man has been sentenced to seven years in prison for the wrongful death of David Pullum, 53, after a drunk driving accident. Ricky Wood, 38, has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after the July 1 crash. Wood ran a red light at around 2:20 am that morning, when a St.Louis police sergeant spotted him speeding. Wood then ran two more red lights before he ran a fourth red light at Euclid, colliding with a Chevy Cobalt. There were two passengers in the other vehicle, Pullum and a female driver; Pullum died and the female driver was critically injured, suffering damage to her brain, spleen, lungs and other major parts of her body. Woods’ is being held responsible for the crash and the wrongful death of David Pullum.

Hours after the crash, Wood’s blood alcohol level was .251, more than three times the legal limit. The vehicle was traveling at around 88 miles per hour just moments before the crash. Wood has three previous felony convictions for driving while intoxicated, in both Missouri and Illinois. Attorneys for the state have noted his callous disregard for the law and traffic safety.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth 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 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your potential motor vehicle case.

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