An Iowa man has died this week after a fatal pedestrian accident last week. Last Wednesday, the man was struck by a vehicle while crossing SW 9th near Christ the King Catholic Church. The driver fled the scene, leaving the man unconscious in the roadway. The victim was rushed to the hospital where he spent the next five days. He died Tuesday morning, April 12. The driver can now be charged which is a felony for failing to render aid in a fatality. The father of three will be remembered by friends and family at Laurel Hill Cemetery this week.
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration state that there are 13 pedestrians deaths in vehicle crashes each day, or one pedestrian every 107 minutes. The NHTSA also reports that one in five pedestrians killed were killed in hit-and-run motor vehicle crashes. St. Louis drivers are required to remain at the scene of an accident and failure to do so is punishable as a crime.
If a hit-and-run accident has caused damages for your or a loved one, it is important to contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Let our firm help you through the aftermath of a hit-and-run. Don’t walk through this difficult process alone. Meyerkord & Kurth will work with the experience and skill necessary to negotiate with the insurance company, and can even take the case to court if necessary to secure the amount you deserve. Trust Meyerkord & Kurth, with 95 years of combined experience to fight for you. You will owe us nothing unless a settlement or verdict is obtained. Contact one of our St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys today.