The Edwardsville Police are urging anyone with information regarding the driver responsible for a hit and run accident to contact authorities. The accident happened on November 14th when a 48-year-old bicyclist was struck by a vehicle, believed to be a Jeep Cherokee, on Highway 157. The driver of the Jeep fled the scene and there were no witnesses to the accident. The bicyclist suffered broken ribs, vertebrae, and neck. If you have information regarding this accident, please contact the police.
When an auto accident takes place the individuals involved are required to remain at the scene of the accident and provide personal information as well as insurance documents. Drivers that flee the scene of an accident are committing a hit and run offense. Many drivers leave the scene of an accident to escape criminal charges and financial obligations. An auto accident is often caused by negligent and reckless driving, and mistakes can be forgiven. However, when a driver flees an accident, they are making a conscious decision to leave an injured victim without assistance. Contacting a hit and run accident attorney can hold the driver responsible for your accident.
The St. Louis hit and run accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will work to determine the identity of the driver responsible for your accident. Even if the person is not located, we will fight to recover the maximum compensation for your damages. Our attorneys are available to answer your questions and address your concerns in a timely manner. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.