During the early hours on Wednesday, a car accident in rural Illinois sent three people to the hospital. According to the Illinois State Police, one young man and two male teenagers were injured in a single-vehicle auto accident at around 1:30 a.m. The driver, a 21-year-old man, and his two passengers were traveling along County Road 9 when the driver lost control and overturned the pickup truck. The driver and his 19-year-old passenger were transported to the hospital by medical helicopter and the 17-year-old passenger was taken by ambulance. DUI is suspected as the cause of the crash and the investigation is ongoing.
Rollover accidents often happen due to overcorrecting and erratic driving. However, design flaws of the vehicle can place the liability on the automotive manufacturer. In addition, dangerous roadways could also contribute to a rollover crash due to a lack of an adequate shoulder, or narrow curve. To accurately determine the cause and party responsible for your crash, a full investigation is necessary. Contacting a skilled auto accident lawyer will assist you in determining the appropriate course of action to hold the liable party responsible while obtaining compensation.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, our attorneys have the experience, skill, resources and passion for being St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys. Our firm is built on family values and our attorneys have over 100 years of legal experience. We know that an accident can make your life more difficult, and we want to ease the process as much as possible. If you or a loved one has been involved in an auto accident, contact Meyerkord & Kurth today for a free no-obligation consultation.