A school bus struck and killed a pedestrian on Monday afternoon. The accident happened in South St. Louis at approximately 4:15 p.m. According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police, a man attempting to cross the roadway was struck near the intersection of Keokuk Street and Virginia Avenue. The man, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, was transported to the hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead. The school bus was transporting elementary students home from school, and fortunately, no one onboard the bus was injured. The accident is under investigation and the St. Louis Metro Police are reconstructing the accident.
As more individuals grow concerned with the environment, several people are choosing to walk or bicycle as a method of transportation. Pedestrian accidents claim the lives of thousands of individuals every year. In fact, there were 4,735 pedestrians killed in accidents with motor vehicles in 2013, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. An additional 66,000 pedestrians were injured averaging a pedestrian injury occurring every eight minutes. All pedestrians are encouraged to follow safety procedures to avoid an accident such as walking in well-lit areas, wearing reflective gear, and walking on sidewalks and crosswalks. However, most pedestrian accidents are caused by the negligence of a motorist. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident, it is important to consult a skilled St. Louis pedestrian accident attorney.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled thousands of accident cases and recovered over $350 million for our clients. We will take all necessary steps to recover compensation for your damages while supporting you throughout the process. Contact us today to speak with a skilled accident attorney.