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Elderly Man Causes Pileup

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In Chicago, an 81-year-old man caused an 11-car pileup. The accident occurred on Tuesday afternoon when a witness noticed the driver slumped over. The witness asked if he needed any assistance causing the man to speed off striking three vehicles and continuing into the opposite lane of traffic. His truck then hit several vehicles causing a pileup, and then became airborne landing on top of a car. The driver was killed along with two others and 11 people were taken to the hospital for injuries.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, vehicular accidents involving drivers ages 55 and up accounted for 246 deaths and 14,948 injuries in 2012. That is over 100 more deaths than accidents involving drivers ages 21 and under. Lawmakers are focusing on increasing the rules for juveniles to obtain their driver's license. Perhaps, there should be more action to increase requirements for mature drivers to renew their driver's license.

At Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC our attorneys have expertise and experience with all types of automobile accidents. Our attorneys have more than a century of combined experience with personal injury claims. Thousands of people are injured and killed each year in accidents due to drivers operating vehicles in a reckless or negligent manner. We have recovered more than $350 million for our clients' medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering. Allow us to review the details of your accident to determine the best strategy for you claim. Contact us today at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 if you have been injured in an accident.

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