On Saturday, 37-year-old Tarsha L. Williams was killed when she was involved in a two-vehicle auto accident in Perry County, Illinois. Williams was traveling with her passenger, 48-year-old Phillip L. Johnson, on Greens Market Road eastbound when she failed to stop at a stop sign located at the intersection of Greens Market Road and Kathleen Mine Road. Brian F. Henderson, 69-years-old, was traveling on Kathleen Mine Road southbound and was struck by Williams’ vehicle. The impact caused all three individuals to sustain serious injuries, and they were all transported to the hospital by ambulance. Upon arrival, Williams was pronounced dead at the hospital, and Johnson was transferred by helicopter to a St. Louis hospital. Authorities stated that Henderson sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The auto accident is being investigated by the Illinois State Police.
Auto accidents can be caused by several factors, and unfortunately, negligence is often to blame. Negligence on behalf of the driver, automotive manufacturer, or those responsible for designing and maintaining roadways can contribute to car accidents. Individuals that sustain an injury in an auto accident will likely accumulate medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. The most effective way to recover financial compensation for any damages sustained in an auto accident is to file an accident case.
The experienced St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our personal injury attorneys have fought to recover over $350 million for our clients while supporting them throughout the entirety of the case. If you have been injured in an auto accident, contact us today to receive a free no-obligation consultation.