A 50-year-old man was struck by not one, but two vehicles on Sunday morning in downtown St. Louis. The pedestrian was attempting to cross South Broadway near Busch Stadium around 2:30 a.m. when witnesses say that a woman driving a dark-colored Mercedes was speeding and struck the man. He was then hit a second time by another vehicle that was traveling behind the Mercedes. Witnesses believe that the vehicle was maroon in color and driven by a man. Both vehicles fled the scene of the accident without stopping. The man was taken to the hospital and is listed in critical condition.
According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, there have been at least twelve fatal pedestrian accidents in St. Louis this year. Accidents involving a driver fleeing the scene are called hit and run accidents. In St. Louis, it is the law to remain at the scene of an accident and provide personal information as well as insurance information. Drivers may flee the scene of the accident if under the influence of drugs or alcohol, do not have a valid driver’s license, or are avoiding the repercussions of their mistakes.
If you have been injured in a hit and run accident, filing a claim can prove difficult if the driver’s identity is unknown. Contacting an experienced St. Louis accident attorney should be the first step in filing a claim. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have handled numerous hit and run accidents and will fully investigate your accident while gathering all necessary evidence to prove who is at fault. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.