Homecoming weekend in Columbia, Missouri included some unexpected excitement when a man driving a truck backed up and through the window and wall of a downtown restaurant. The accident occurred Saturday evening while the restaurant was full with several patrons. Four individuals, two men and two women, were injured in the accident from the debris. After the driver backed into the restaurant, he fled the scene of the accident. He was later located and arrested by local authorities. The incident is currently under investigation.
The National Traffic Safety Administration's research is showing a trend of hit and run cases being on the rise and alcohol seems to be a major factor. Most drivers do not leave the scene of an accident unless they have something to hide, as in the fact that they have been drinking and driving or if they have a revoked or suspended license. Hit and run cases can be complicated; therefore, it is crucial to contact an attorney to handle your claim.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC have been holding negligent drivers accountable for years by recovering over $350 million in compensation. Our attorneys work diligently to investigate the accident, gathering evidence, and negotiating with insurance companies. Compensation is owed to a victim to cover medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact us if you or a loved one has been the victim of a hit and run accident at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318. We offer free no-obligation consultations.
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