A motorcycle accident happened on Monday afternoon resulting in the death of one individual. The accident occurred at around 1:55 p.m. in south St. Louis. The St. Louis Police are investigating the accident that involved a motor vehicle and the motorcycle on Gravois Avenue. Authorities did not release information regarding who was liable for the accident and the details of the crash. It was confirmed that the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver of the car suffered injuries and was transported to the hospital by ambulance. The investigation is ongoing.
As we enter into winter, the number of motorcycle accidents will decline due to the obvious fact that there are fewer motorcyclists on the roadways in the colder months. However, annually motorcycle accidents injure and kill thousands of individuals. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 4,668 individuals were killed in motorcycle crashes in 2013. Due to the openness of the motorcycle, there is a lack of protection that results in individuals being 26 times more likely to be killed in a crash compared to individuals that travel in a car. If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, you may have grounds to file a case for your damages.
Consulting the experienced St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth is important to receive legal guidance from skilled and experienced attorneys. Our attorneys have over 100 years of experience and will take all necessary steps to provide you with the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.