The police in St. Louis County are searching for the driver responsible for killing a pedestrian in a hit and run accident. The accident happened on Wednesday evening when 26-year-old Robert Killian attempted to cross a street near his home when he was struck by a vehicle. According to a witness, a dark colored SUV hit Killian, made a U-turn in the roadway and fled the scene of the accident. The SUV is reported to have rust to the rear wheel well on the passenger side. Police report that Killian was using a crosswalk in an area that was not well-lit and that he was wearing dark colored clothing. He was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries. Authorities are encouraging any individual with knowledge regarding the accident to contact the police.
Tragically, hit and run accidents have become somewhat of a regular occurrence. Not only is it illegal to leave the scene of an accident, it is inhumane to leave an injured person for dead. Drivers that flee the scene of an auto accident may have other criminal charges pending, be operating their vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or want to avoid any financial obligations. Regardless of the excuse, a driver that causes a hit and run accident should be held responsible, criminally and financially.
The St. Louis hit and run accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fully investigate your accident to determine the identity of the responsible driver. Even if that person’s identity is never discovered, we will fight to recover the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damages, and mental anguish. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.