A 36-year-old man lost his life when a vehicle struck him Tuesday evening around 7:30 p.m. The accident happened on Lucas and Hunt Avenue near Eunice Avenue. Two vehicles are believed to be involved in striking the pedestrian in Country Club Hills. One of the drivers stopped at the scene of the accident and the other driver fled. Authorities are currently investigating the accident.
4,743 pedestrians were killed in accidents with motor vehicles in 2012, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That equates to 12 people every day of the year being killed in a pedestrian and auto accident. Walking is a safe form of exercise, hobby, and commuting; however, there are risks associated with the activity. Pedestrians should take precautions to ensure their safety, including wearing reflective clothing at night and using crosswalks and sidewalks. Victims and their loved ones should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to have their accident fully investigated.
The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorney's at Meyerkord & Kurth are dedicated professionals that are prepared to vigorously represent you, or your family member who were involved in a pedestrian accident case. Furthermore, our experienced attorney's have over a century of combined experience, and will fight tirelessly for you while assisting in recovering the fair financial compensation you deserve. Please contact our St. Louis office today at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your pedestrian accident case.
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