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Child Killed in Hit and Run Accident

Parents are consumed with worrying about their children, especially their safety. One common worry amongst parents is that a vehicle could strike their child. Once toddlers begin to walk, their parents are constantly warning them to stay a safe distance from the road, cross streets with caution, and to look both ways before attempting to cross the road. Unfortunately, a child may take every safety precaution their parents impose on them and it might not be enough to prevent the tragic accident of being hit by a car.

On Wednesday afternoon in St. Louis, one of the most devastating accidents happened when a 5-year-old boy was hit by a truck and killed. The child was outside playing when witnesses say a truck came speeding down the street, running over the boy and continued to drive away from the scene of the accident. Witnesses described the vehicle as a red Ford F-150 and the driver to be around the age of 40. Authorities believe the driver lives in the area of the accident.

The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with pedestrian accident cases, and can help you or someone you know who has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident. Our personal injury attorneys are licensed in Missouri and Illinois. We have logged thousands of hours on the phone with insurance companies and recovered millions of dollars for medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage. We have over 95 years of combined experience. Please contact us at (314) 300-3000 or (800) 391-4318 for a no-obligation assessment of your accident.

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