Authorities were flagged down in South St. Louis by a driver who had ran over a man with his vehicle. The 24-year-old driver told police that he never saw the pedestrian but felt his car run over something in the road. He was traveling south on Tucker near Park when he struck a 50-year-old man. After stopping his vehicle and realizing he had run over the man, he flagged down an ambulance that was passing by the accident scene. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident.
As driver distractions are at an all-time high, so are pedestrian accidents. The increase of driving distractions is mostly contributed to the advancement in technology. Although most states are enforcing laws that require hands-free cell phone use while driving, thousands of drivers are continuing to be distracted due to calls, emails, and texts. It only takes a second for a driver, who glances away from the roadway, to strike a pedestrian with their vehicle. Families who have lost loved ones in these preventable accidents should contact an accident attorney to ensure a full investigation into the accident and to hold the at-fault driver responsible.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are experienced with pedestrian accidents 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.