A 30-year-old man is dead after his vehicle was struck by a police squad car. The accident happened around 10:30 Wednesday night in Centreville, Illinois. The police officer was responding to a call for shots fired when he came upon the man's vehicle that was beginning to slow down. As the officer attempted to drive around the vehicle in the eastbound lane, the driver made a left turn directly in front of the squad car. The officer struck the vehicle and pushed it into a utility pole. The officer sustained minor injuries, but the driver was transported to Touchette hospital where he was pronounced dead. The accident is currently under investigation by the Illinois State Police.
In 2012, there were 30,800 fatalities caused by automobile accidents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Vehicular accidents are the ninth cause of death in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Due to the regularity of using a motor vehicle, drivers become lax and often become distracted by a variety of things. It is imperative for victims to know their rights when they are involved in an accident. Contacting an attorney is the best way of being educated on your rights.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, take pride in serving our clients by educating them on their rights and fighting to recover the maximum compensation for their claim. Our attorneys have over a century of combined experience and are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We want to help our clients by relieving the stress associated with being involved in an accident. Our firm has a reputation for being available for our clients throughout the entirety of the claim. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, contact us for a free no-obligation consultation at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318.
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