Monday afternoon a woman driving a car hit a Metro Bus in Swansea, Illinois. The Belleville woman was traveling south on Illinois 159 when witnesses say she ran a red light and stuck the bus in the side. The bus was exiting the Metro Link station, turning left to head north on 159. Four passengers on the bus were injured and the female driver of the car is listed in serious condition. She is expected to receive citations for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and failure to wear a seatbelt.
2.8 million accidents occurred in intersections during the year 2008, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Motorists who ran red lights caused 762 fatalities in that same year and it is estimated that 165,000 injuries happen annually from drivers ignoring traffic controls. People are busier than ever and some are always in a hurry. This is not an acceptable reason to disregard the rules of the road. Seeking the assistance of an attorney is important to hold the at-fault driver responsible.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have a reputation of holding at-fault drivers accountable. Our attorneys have over 95 years of experience and work diligently to recover compensation for our clients. Thousands of injuries occur annually that could have been prevented. Being involved in a car accident is not only physically and emotionally traumatic but also stressful. Contact us in order for us to properly handle your claim and negotiate with insurance companies to recover the maximum compensation. Please call us for a free consultation at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318.
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