As police officers began their investigation at the scene of an auto accident, a driver crashed into the wreckage causing a police officer to sustain injuries, as well as another driver at the scene. The accident occurred Tuesday night in Webster Groves. The original accident happened at around 6:25 p.m. involving multi-vehicles on North Elm Street. As the officer was returning to his SUV, a vehicle collided with the patrol vehicle causing it to strike him. The SUV was then pushed into the vehicles involved in the initial accident. The police officer and one of the drivers from the other vehicles were transported to the hospital for injuries they sustained. The driver that caused the accident was arrested while authorities conducted an investigation.
Negligent driving is the cause of thousands of auto accidents each year that cause serious injuries and death. Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, aggressive driving, and distracted driving are examples of the most common forms of negligent driving. Distracted driving has increased with the advancements in technology. Cell phones, GPS devices, and vehicles equipped with touch screens are great devices that create convenient options for communication and other tools in virtually any location. However, when used while driving, drivers are not focused on the roadway which can cause an accident.
The experienced St. Louis car accident lawyers at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of experience and have handled numerous accident cases. We will investigate all aspects of your accident and fight to hold the at-fault driver accountable. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.