After a preliminary investigation into the crash that killed five people in Kansas City, Missouri it was found that the semi driver did nothing to prevent the accident. Sadly, the fatal crash occurred on December 27, 2014 and took the life of 24-year-old, Shante Hopkins, her three young children, and another passenger. As onlookers gave reports of the moments leading up to the crash, many stated that Hopkin's car was stopped, or nearly slowed on the interstate. Furthermore, the driver of the semi, which crashed into the back Hopkin's vehicle, was traveling at full speed, and did not make any attempt to slow down.
Following the crash, the driver of the semi tested negative for alcohol and was not impaired at the time of the accident. Likewise, it was noted that the semi driver had a clear, and open view of upcoming traffic, and would not have had any problem seeing the stopped vehicle. Additionally, upon further investigation, the commercial truck company which was involved in the crash had a considerably low amount of safety violations where were below the national average. Thus far, it is unknown why Hopkin's vehicle was stopped in the middle of the interstate until further testing.
The skilled St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have more than a century of combined experience, understand that your family's safety is a top priority, and should be represented as such. The firm has a proven track record in successfully handling and settling countless semi truck, and tractor-trailer accident claims, and will fight vehemently to get you the compensation you deserve. Please call today to schedule a free consultation.
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