On Thursday, a pedestrian accident resulted in the death of a man in Ferguson. According to authorities, a 67-year-old man was walking his dog when he was struck by a vehicle at around 7:30 p.m. The victim, Benjamin Hagens, was hit near the intersection of Robert Avenue and Ballman Avenue. The driver of the vehicle called the police to report the accident, and when emergency crews arrived at the scene, they pronounced Hagens dead. Authorities indicated that the driver is cooperating with the investigation, and it is unlikely that he will receive any citations.
Over the past several years, there has been an increase in pedestrian travel, especially in the urban areas. More individuals are becoming environmentally conscious and want to reduce their carbon footprint. With traveling on foot or bicycle can be viewed as one of the safest ways to travel, thousands of pedestrian accidents occur every year. Traffic crashes involving pedestrians are most likely to result in a serious injury or fatality due to the impact of a vehicle vs. person. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention encourage pedestrians to follow all safety precautions to avoid an accident, the majority of these accidents are caused by the negligence of a motorist.
The skilled St. Louis pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases. Our attorneys will investigate your accident to determine who is liable and how to hold them accountable for you damages. We will work diligently to recover the maximum compensation for your case while supporting you throughout the process. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.