As a family was walking in St. Ann, they were involved in a devastating pedestrian accident after a driver overdosed on heroin. The accident happened on Tuesday afternoon along St. Charles Rock Road. According to the St. Ann police, a man and woman were pushing their 2-year-old child in a stroller when the driver overdosed losing control of his Mazda car. The vehicle jumped the curb and struck the family. The impact caused the child to be ejected from the stroller. He and his mother sustained serious head injuries and emergency workers took them to the hospital for treatment. The driver had flatlined and emergency crews were able to administer the medication Narcan to reverse the effects and revive him. He has been arrested and charges are pending.
Driving under the influence is often associated with drunk driving but it also includes intoxication from narcotics. Any substance that impairs a driver increases the risks of an auto accident. DUI accidents are the most preventable types of car accidents and the drivers should be held responsible through criminal charges and financial consequences. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a DUI accident, you could be entitled to compensation for the damages you have sustained.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are passionate about holding reckless drivers accountable for their negligence. We will fight aggressively to provide justice and compensation for your case by using our 95 years of legal experience. To receive representation from the best St. Louis injury attorneys, contact Meyerkord & Kurth today.