Memphis police have arrested a man for DUI of drugs and alcohol with a 10-year-old female passenger inside the car. Police report at approximately 7:15 p.m, a 2000 Ford F-150 hit a guardrail and then crashed into another car on Interstate 240 near the Sam Cooper Boulevard exit. According to the officers, they responded to the crash and discover the driver of the F-150 to be intoxicated. Upon inspection of the car, an empty bottle of Captain Morgan and Xanax were discovered. The driver stated he had taken the Xanax hours earlier and had consumer the rum in the morning. However, the police reported that the driver had slurred speech and glassy eyes. He was taken into custody. The parent of the young girl was contacted. The man is charged with public intoxication, reckless driving, and DUI with child endangerment. Department of Child Services was also contacted.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3% of all fatal vehicular crashes result in the death of a child. In 2012, 1,168 children were killed in accidents. Motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of death for children age 4 and 11 through 14. The NHTS reports an average of 3 children, 14-years-old and younger, are killed and over 400 are injured every day in motor vehicle accidents in the U.S.
Have you lost a child due to the recklessness, negligence or criminal choices of a motorist? Contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, as soon as an accident has occurred. Do not rely on law enforcement alone to help you obtain justice for the injuries and damages you have suffered. You will have no guarantee that you will receive the maximum compensation you are entitled without taking your own legal action. Even if the motorist at fault is charged and convicted, you may not receive the restitution you deserve. Our personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth have the needed skills and experience to fight for fair restitution. Call Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, today and get the support you deserve from St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys.