On Saturday morning, the Oklahoma State University’s homecoming parade was occurring when a car crashed into several individuals watching the parade. The accident occurred in Stillwater, Oklahoma a couple blocks from the University’s football stadium. According to authorities, 25-year-old Adacia Chambers was operating a Hyundai Elantra when she crashed into a police officer’s motorcycle and then continued to drive into the parade crowd. Dozens of individuals were struck, and witnesses claim the individuals could be seen thrown several feet into the air. Four individuals were killed in the accident, including a 2-year-old child. Several others were injured, and as of Saturday night, five adults and three children remained hospitalized. Chambers was arrested by police for driving under the influence, and police say she will be charged once toxicology tests are complete. The accident remains under investigation.
In 2013, drunk driving accidents claimed the life of an individual every 52 minutes totally 10,076 individuals, according to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving. The number of fatalities is tragic, but the number of individuals injured in 2013 is 290,000, proving the devastating results of driving under the influence. Families that lose loved ones in a drunk driving accident should consult an experienced St. Louis drunk driving accident attorney to determine the appropriate course of action.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our attorneys are eager to speak with you regarding your accident to determine if you have grounds for a case and plan a strategy to hold the at-fault driver responsible. We will fight to recover the maximum compensation while supporting you with compassion throughout the case. Contact us today for a free consultation.