During the early hours on Tuesday, a teenager was struck and killed by a vehicle along Interstate 70 near High Hill, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a 16-year-old Wentzville teen, Gabriel Brommelhorst, was traveling in his vehicle when he was involved in a minor traffic accident. He exited his vehicle and was struck by a vehicle driven by a 27-year-old female at approximately 3:25 a.m. Brommelhorst was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Accidents involving pedestrians injure and kill thousands of individuals every year in the United States. In 2012, pedestrian accidents claimed the lives of 4.473 individuals and an additional 76,000 pedestrians sustained injuries in accidents with vehicles, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On average, a pedestrian was killed every two hours, and one sustained an injury every seven minutes in 2012. Causes of pedestrian accidents vary, but the most common cause is driver negligence. Drivers who do not devote 100% of their attention to the roadways can cause accidents with serious results. To hold an at-fault driver responsible for their actions, it is important to contact an experienced St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyer.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accidents and have held drivers responsible for their negligence by recovering over $350 million in compensation. We will review the details of the accident to determine the proper course of action to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us to receive a free no-obligation consultation.