A Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Sergeant has been killed in a pedestrian accident on Monday morning. The accident occurred at approximately 8 a.m. in north St. Louis County. According to authorities, Sgt. Peggy Vassallo was off-duty and operating her Jeep Grand Cherokee traveling along Lindberg Blvd. when she rear-ended a Kia Amanti near Old Jamestown Road. The accident was minor, and the Kia sustained a small dent to the rear bumper. Vassallo stepped out of her vehicle and approached the Kia to exchange information when a Ford Fusion came from behind them in the eastbound lane striking Vassallo. She was transported by ambulance to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The female driver remained at the scene of the accident and is cooperating with the police investigation.
The results of a pedestrian vs. vehicle typically result in a fatality. Pedestrian accidents have increased over the past several years. Some accidents occur due to the negligence of the pedestrian; however, it is more common for the negligence to be on the part of the driver of the vehicle. The victim of an accident will not only sustain physical injuries but can also incur financial and emotional damages. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, you should exercise your right to contact a St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney.
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