On Sunday morning, a man riding a scooter was killed in a hit and run accident in Jefferson County, Missouri. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the victim was a 44-year-old man from Indiana and was traveling on Highway 30 when he was struck at approximately 3 a.m. near Highway BB. While his 2013 Honda Scooter was discovered around 5 a.m. on Sunday, tragically, his body was not found until about 15 hours after the accident happened. A police deputy was jogging and located the lifeless body in a grassy ditch. The Highway Patrol is now searching for the driver responsible for the hit and run accident and are asking any witnesses to contact authorities with any information.
Many urban areas are seeing an increase in hit and run accidents. Drivers may flee the scene of an auto accident in an attempt to avoid criminal punishment or financial consequences. Traffic laws require that all individuals remain at the scene of an auto accident until authorities arrive or personal information is exchanged in minor collisions. Victims of hit and run accidents often find it difficult to obtain compensation for any of their damages when the identity of the at-fault driver is unknown. A car accident lawyer should always be consulted after a hit and run accident to assist in obtaining that compensation.
The skilled St. Louis auto accident lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth will make every attempt at discovering the driver responsible for your accident. Even if the person is never located, we will work to recover the maximum compensation available for your damages through an uninsured motorists claim. We are passionate about providing justice to accident victims. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.