Two years ago, a single-vehicle car accident resulted in the death of one and seriously injured three others. The accident happened on November 25, 2013, when 30-year-old Ronnie Spencer was operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol and marijuana. According to court records, Spencer was traveling along southbound North Kingshighway at speeds of an excess of 80 mph in a 30 mph zone. He swerved to avoid another vehicle when he lost control, struck a median, and the vehicle overturned. Spencer and two male passengers were seriously injured in the accident, and 31-year-old Robert Gilbert was killed in the crash. Spencer’s bail is set at $150,000, and he is charged with armed criminal action and involuntary manslaughter.
The amount of auto accidents caused by drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol is staggering. On average, 28 lives are claimed in drunk driving accidents every day in the United States, according to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. The number of DUI statistics are nearly endless which are used to properly educate all drivers about the risks associated with drunk driving. However, millions of drivers ignore the knowledge they’ve received and disobey traffic laws. These individuals are considered the most negligent drivers, and when they cause an auto accident, they should be held accountable for the recklessness.
The experienced St. Louis DUI accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of experience. Our attorneys will fight to hold the driver accountable while recovering the maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and mental anguish. If you have been the victim of a DUI accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.