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Drag Racing Caused Deadly Car Crash

On Saturday evening, an auto accident killed three individuals and it was caused by street racing. The accident happened in Alabama at around 5:30 p.m. when 22-year-old Maurice Devonte Wedgeworth was racing a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass against a Chevrolet Monte Carlo. During the race, Wedgeworth struck nine people on Greene County Road, and three of the individuals were killed. The victims were a 30-year-old male, 22-year-old female, and 3-year-old child. The others injured were transported to area hospitals and their current conditions are unknown. Authorities have arrested both Wedgeworth and the driver of the Chevrolet and charges have yet to be filed.

Reckless driving is responsible for thousands of preventable auto accidents every year. These accidents are responsible for the injuries and deaths of thousands of victims and they should exercise their rights to seek justice. Distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and aggressive driving, such as drag racing, are all examples of reckless driving that cause harm to others. It is imperative to contact an auto accident attorney to hold the driver responsible for your damages accountable.

The St. Louis law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth is comprised of successful and experienced personal injury attorneys. Our attorneys will use their skill, knowledge, and resources to determine the best strategy at obtaining the justice you deserve while recovering the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, contact our office to receive a free no-obligation consultation.

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