As several students exited a school bus Thursday afternoon near Potosi, Missouri one young girl was struck by a vehicle. The bus was stopped and had its crossing safety arm extended while the children crossed in front of the bus. The elderly driver hit the girl as he was illegally passing the stopped bus. The driver claims he didn't know that the students were crossing and didn't even know he had struck the girl. The girl is being treated at a local hospital for moderate injuries.
Pedestrians are injured and killed daily in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 76,000 pedestrians and 4,743 were killed in 2012. That equals a pedestrian being killed every two hours and a pedestrian is injured every 7 minutes in the United States. To avoid being hit by a vehicle, pedestrians should take safety precautions to eliminate the risk of being injured or killed. However, following those safety precautions do not always protect pedestrians because an at-fault driver does not follow the driving laws.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with pedestrian accident cases. We have a track record of recovering millions of dollars due and helping clients recover from their traumatic experience. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois and 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 pedestrian accident case.
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