A carriage was struck by a vehicle, and the carriage driver was run over on Friday evening. A horse-drawn carriage was traveling near the intersection of Locust and Broadway in downtown St. Louis Friday evening when the carriage was struck from behind. A van had rear-ended the carriage and proceeded to run over the carriage driver as he attempted to flee the scene of the accident. The auto accident occurred at approximately 5 p.m. and the van was successful in leaving the scene. Fortunately, police were able to locate and arrest the driver of the van in south St. Louis not long after the crash.
Aggressive driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and distracted driving are a few examples of the thousands of preventable auto accidents that happen every year. Traffic laws have been established and enforced to protect individuals on the roadways. Violating these accidents are punishable by law and may result in accidents that inflict injuries and fatalities. Injured individuals may incur medical bills, loss of income, and emotional damage. With the proper representation, financial compensation may be recovered for these damages.
The experienced St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases and have recovered over $350 million in compensation. Our law firm has over 100 years of combined legal experience and will fight to provide you with the compensation and justice you deserve. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.