The St. Louis Metropolitan police are investigating an accident that happened early Thursday morning when a teenager was struck and killed in North city. The 15-year-old pedestrian was crossing the intersection of Union Boulevard at Cote Brilliante when a 23-year-old driver struck him. The teen was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver was charged with driving on a suspended license. The accident is currently under investigation.
Pedestrians are vulnerable for accidents in which they are struck by vehicles due to their decreased visibility. Pedestrians and bicyclists are encouraged to wear reflective clothing and use sidewalks and crosswalks when available. Like many accidents involving vehicles, drivers are responsible due to driving distractions, drunk driving, and speeding. If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact a personal injury attorney to seek justice and recover compensation.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with 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 pedestrian accident.
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