A driver fled from the scene of a pedestrian accident in St. Louis on Tuesday afternoon. According to several witnesses, two sisters were walking to the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club after school when they stopped at a nearby store. As they exited the store, one of the girls, a 13-year-old, was struck by a vehicle that caused her to fly into the air and land on the roadway. The driver of the vehicle, believe to be a black male between the ages of 38 to 45-years-old, stopped a few feet from the collision, exited his vehicle to review the damage, reentered his car and sped off. The girl sustained serious injuries and remains hospitalized. Please are searching for the driver and the vehicle, a gold 2007 Nissan Altima. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the St. Louis police.
Traffic laws require that when a driver is involved in an auto accident, they are to remain at the scene to provide personal information. In the event that a driver flees the scene of the accident, it is then classified as a hit and run accident. Hit and run accidents have increased and become an epidemic in well-populated areas. In St. Louis, thirteen pedestrian accidents have occurred this year and half of those accidents involved a driver fleeing the scene. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a hit and run accident, it may be difficult to recover the compensation you deserve. Contacting an experienced St. Louis hit and run accident attorney can assist you in determining the identity of the driver and recover compensation.
The auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have recovered over $350 million in damages for our clients. Our attorneys will fight to recover the maximum compensation for your damages while holding the at-fault driver accountable. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.