A pedestrian accident killed a woman on Wednesday night in St. Genevieve County, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a woman from De Soto was struck on Interstate 55 by a tractor-trailer. Authorities believe that the 40-year-old woman walked into the path of the northbound truck at approximately 9:50 p.m. She was struck near Route Y and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The semi-truck driver from St. Louis was uninjured and remained at the scene of the accident.
Pedestrian accidents can be caused by the actions of the pedestrian, but it is more common for pedestrian accidents to be caused by other drivers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage all pedestrians and bicyclists to take all safety precautions including wearing reflective clothing, using crosswalks and sidewalks and use a flashlight when walking at night. Despite taking all precautions, a pedestrian accident can still occur due to the negligence of a driver. Distracted driving leads to several auto accidents and has become one of the leading causes of auto accidents in the United States. Cell phones, GPS devices, and passengers are all examples of things that distract drivers. If a distracted driver has caused an accident, they should be held accountable for their negligence.
The skilled St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will hold the negligent driver responsible for your accident. Our attorneys have over a century of combined experienced and have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us today for a free consultation.