A driver responsible for a hit and run accident has been arrested. The accident happened during the early hours of Sunday when a St. Louis County police officer was traveling in his squad car when he was struck by another vehicle at around 4:45 a.m. The accident occurred in the intersection of Mackenzie Road and Gravois Road, and the driver of the vehicle fled the scene of the accident. Later in the day, police located the driver and he was arrested. The officer, from the Affton Southwest Precinct, sustained injuries to his head and was transported to the hospital for treatment. Authorities are continuing to investigate the accident.
The number of auto accidents that occur each year are alarming. Thousands of individuals sustain injuries, property damages, and even death due to an auto accident that was most likely preventable. Dangerous roadways, reckless driving, design flaws, and mechanical defects are all causes of preventable car accidents. The victims of auto accidents can suffer emotional injuries, as well as physical ones. The impact of a crash can be frightening along with any serious injuries that may be suffered. The injuries could be life-altering and the at-fault driver should be held responsible for the damages they’ve caused.
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