During the early hours on Sunday, a pedestrian accident caused a multi-vehicle accident in St. Louis. At approximately 2 a.m., a pedestrian was traveling westbound on Interstate 70 East when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene. Immediately after the pedestrian accident, a 30-year-old woman ran over the man lying in the roadway and then rear-ended another vehicle that had stopped to assist. The impact caused the stopped vehicle to collide with another vehicle driven by a 48-year-old man, and a fifth vehicle was sideswiped during the accident. A total of five vehicles were involved in the accident, and four individuals sustained injuries requiring them to be transported to the hospital for treatment. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, and his identity has not yet been released. Authorities are investigating the accident and are attempting to locate the driver and vehicle of the initial pedestrian accident. The injured victims are listed in stable condition.
Pedestrian accidents, hit and run cases, and multi-vehicle accidents are all types of auto accidents that are often preventable. The thousands of car accidents that occur every year are commonly caused by some form of negligence. If you have been involved in an auto accident, it is imperative that you consult an experienced St. Louis car accident lawyer.
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