On Friday morning, a pedestrian accident injured a boy in front of Commons Lane Elementary School in Florissant. The accident happened when the child’s mother dropped him off at the school and as he attempted to cross Derhake Road he was hit by a vehicle. An ambulance transported the boy to the hospital for treatment of minor injuries. It is unknown if the driver remained at the scene or if he will face any charges. The authorities are investigating the accident and reported that the boy is expected to recover.
Every year there are nearly 5,000 individuals killed in pedestrian accidents, and thousands more suffer serious injuries. Walking and bicycling are great forms of exercise and modes of transportation, and all pedestrians should protect themselves by following all possible safety precautions. Wearing reflective clothing, walking on sidewalks, crossing at crosswalks, and traveling in well-lit areas can prevent a pedestrian accident from happening. However, the majority of pedestrian accidents are caused by the reckless actions of the driver. Inattentive driving, distracted driving, speeding, and driving under the influence are to blame for thousands of injuries and deaths every year.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a pedestrian accident, the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth can provide you with the representation necessary to successfully handle your case. Our firm has the reputation of offering personalized service because we genuinely care about our clients. We will support you throughout the case while we fight to recover the compensation you deserve. Contact Meyerkord & Kurth to receive a free no-obligation consultation today.