As a St. Louis County police officer was responding to a call, he was injured in a car accident. The incident occurred at around 6:30 p.m. and involved one other vehicle. The officer was traveling in his squad car with his lights and sirens activated. As he traveled on Benham Road, another vehicle traveling on Redman Avenue collided with the squad car in the intersection. Both the officer and other driver suffered injuries in the crash and were transported in stable condition to the hospital. Charges have not yet been filed.
While emergency vehicles utilize sirens and lights to alert other motorists of their presence, distracted driving can prevent a driver from seeing the emergency vehicles. Millions of drivers are guilty of taking their eyes off of the roadway when it was not necessary to look at their cell phones, speak with passengers, change the radio station, eat, or apply makeup. These are just a few examples of distracted driving that causes thousands of car accidents each year. Multitasking has become a necessity for everyone as life is busier than every for Americans. However, operating a vehicle should be completed responsibly and drivers should devote their full attention to the roadway.
If a distracted driver has caused an auto accident in which you or a loved one was a victim, contacting the law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth is important to receive a free consultation. Our lawyers have over 100 years of combined experience making them one of the best St. Louis injury attorneys. An experienced attorney is ready to educate you on your rights for recovering compensation. Contact us today.