The St. Louis County police department is investigating a pedestrian accident that resulted in the death of the man on Thursday morning. According to authorities, a 17-year-old female was operating her vehicle traveling southbound on Benham Road as she traveled to school. She struck a man near the intersection of Parker Road and Benham Road close to Highway 367 in North County. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and his identity has yet to be released. Police believe the driver was traveling the speed limit and do not expect any citations to be issued. The accident is still under investigation.
Pedestrian accidents often result in serious injuries and death because a collision with a vehicle is severe. Tragically, a majority of pedestrian accidents are preventable and caused by the negligence of motorists. All accidents are traumatic and can cause physical, emotional, and financial damages. Any individual that sustains an injury will incur medical expenses and possibly lost wages if time off work is required. To recover compensation for your damages, it is imperative to consult an experienced St. Louis pedestrian accident lawyer.
The personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over a century of combined legal experience. Our attorneys have recovered over $350 million for our clients’ damages and will work diligently to obtain the maximum compensation for your damages. We will investigate the accident, determine liability, and execute a strategy to hold all negligent parties accountable. If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident, contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.