A car accident on Friday evening resulted in the death of a teenager from St. Clair. The accident happened when the 17-year-old male driver was operating a Pontiac Grand Prix. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the teen lost control of the vehicle, veered off the roadway, struck an embankment of a driveway and overturned. As the vehicle flipped over, the young man was ejected from the vehicle and emergency crews transported him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Authorities determined the driver was not wearing his seat belt and the crash remains under investigation.
Teen drivers are more likely than any other age group to be involved in an auto accident. Reckless and negligent driving is often the cause of car crashes involving teenagers. Lack of experience, speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and irresponsible decisions are all factors in auto accidents caused by teen drivers. For years, officials have discussed increasing the age for obtaining a driver's license in order to prevent accidents from happening. However, many people believe that the lack of experience is the major cause which would not be lessened if the age was raised. An individual that has been involved in an auto accident should seek the legal guidance of an experienced car accident attorney to determine the cause and party liable for the accident. If you have been involved in a car accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your damages.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will fully investigate your accident, collect all necessary evidence, and fight aggressively to obtain the maximum compensation for your damages. Our attorneys have recovered over $350 million in compensation for our clients and we will take all steps necessary to provide you with the justice you deserve. Contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.