A car accident in Franklin County, Missouri claimed the lives of two elderly individuals. The accident happened at around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday evening near Gerald. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 90-year-old Leroy Hahn was operating a vehicle on Highway H when he suffered a medical emergency causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle veered off the roadway along the left-hand side and collided with a tree. Hahn and his passenger, 81-year-old Helen Gowen, were both pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.
Car accidents claim the lives of thousands of individuals every year, and tragically, a vast majority of these accidents are preventable. Dangerous roadways, vehicle design flaws, mechanical defects, and reckless driving are common causes of auto accidents. While the types and factors of auto accidents can vary, one common factor is that all individuals involved in a car accident should seek the advice of an experienced St. Louis auto accident attorney. A skilled attorney can help to provide you with compensation for medical bills, lost wages, property damages, and mental anguish.
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