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Pedestrian Killed In Affton

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Distractions are a major cause in today's vehicular accidents. Technology advancements have aided in distracting drivers such as GPS devices, DVD systems in vehicles, and cellular phones. Americans are also busier than ever due to our fast paced society. In order to manage this lifestyle, people must master the art of multi-tasking. This also leads to driving distractions because drivers should have their full attention on operating their vehicle but are often driving and texting, driving and eating, and even driving while applying makeup.

Drivers who are distracted do not have their undivided attention on operating a vehicle, which often lead to accidents. A distracted driver often takes their eyes off of the road instead of watching for stopped vehicles ahead, traffic lights, changes in road, and pedestrians. Pedestrians who are struck by vehicles receive severe injuries and often death.

On Friday, a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Tesson Ferry Road in Affton, Mo. The accident occurred near Lutheran High School South during a football game. The pedestrian was a 57-year-old man who was pronounced dead at the scene. The St. Louis County Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

At Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, our attorneys work hard for our clients' rights and justice by holding those at fault responsible. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois and have recovered over $350 million in compensation. If you or a loved one has been a pedestrian injured in an accident, contact us so we may assist you with your claim. We will investigate the accident, gather evidence, and negotiate with insurance companies to recover compensation. Please call us for a free no-obligation consultation at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318.

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