A school superintendent was killed in a pedestrian accident and the driver was a student from his school district. The accident occurred in New Jersey on Tuesday when the man was going for his daily jog with his dog. Tragically, he was struck by a vehicle operated by a student from the Robbinsville school district where he was employed. Both the man and dog were killed in the accident. The student did not receive a citation or charges. The superintendent leaves behind a wife, three children, and over 2,000 students in the district.
Any person that chooses to walk, jog, or travel by bicycle are considered pedestrians. These individuals are at-risk of being seriously injured or killed at any time in a pedestrian accident. The obvious disadvantage of being a pedestrian vs a vehicle is their size and lack of protection. Almost all victims of pedestrian accidents will endure not only physical injuries but also emotional damages that can last a lifetime. While money will not lessen the effects the accident causes, victims could be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages if time off work was required, and mental anguish.
If you have been struck by a vehicle, the St. Louis accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth are eager to provide you with a free consultation regarding your rights. Our attorneys have over 95 years of combined legal experience making them the best St. Louis injury attorneys. Not only will we fight to obtain the compensation deserved, but we will also support you throughout the process of the case. For a free no-obligation consultation, contact us today.