The man responsible for a fatal hit and run accident that occurred in September has been charged. On Friday, 23-year-old Emond C. Washington was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter for hitting and killing a pedestrian in St. Louis. According to authorities, on September 27, 29-year-old Nathaniel Thomas attempted to cross a street in Fairground Park when he was struck by Washington, who was traveling at speeds twice the posted limited. Thomas was transported to the hospital where he died from his injuries that day. Witnesses assisted police in locating Washington and he is being held on $200,000 bond.
Drivers that are involved in auto accidents are required by law to remain at the scene of an accident. In the event that they flee the scene, they are committing a hit and run accident. Auto accidents that involve vehicle versus pedestrian are the most common type of hit and run accidents. The results of these accidents typically leave an individual seriously injured or killed. It is necessary to contact an experienced St. Louis hit and run accident lawyer to help determine the identity of the driver and to recover compensation for your damages.
The St. Louis hit and run accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases. Our attorneys have a century of combined legal experience and have recovered over $350 million on compensation for our clients. We will provide you with a full investigation into the accident, determine the identity of the responsible party, and fight to recover the maximum compensation for your case. Contact our firm today for a free no-obligation consultation.