A single-vehicle car accident claimed the life of a Normandy woman on Saturday. According to police, 34-year-old Lakeisha Jones was a passenger in a pickup truck that was being driven by a 48-year-old man. The truck was traveling on Jamestown Road when it collided with a concrete base of a traffic signal. During impact, Jones was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The driver fled the scene but returned after approximately 30 minutes. The man had suffered minor injuries in which he was treated at the hospital and released. He was arrested, but police did not give details as to why he left and returned, or what charges he is facing.
Single-vehicle accidents are one of the most common types of auto accidents that occur frequently. Several individuals assume that if they were injured in a single-vehicle accident, they do not have grounds to file an auto accident case. This assumption is false! All accidents should be fully investigated to determine if there are grounds to file a case. Dangerous roadways, mechanical defects, vehicle design flaws, and driver negligence are all common causes of auto accidents that may be grounds for recovering compensation. Assumptions should never be made after an accident, and all individuals involved should consult an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney.
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