Just before 3 p.m. on Monday, a 15-year-old boy was killed in a pedestrian accident. The accident happened in Mat-Su, Alaska when the boy was struck by a vehicle as he walked along Pittman Road. Authorities reported that the teen was walking on the shoulder traveling south when he was struck from behind. Tragically, he was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident despite the efforts of emergency crews.
Millions of individuals choose to walk as a means of exercise and as a form of travel. Due to the numerous auto accidents that occur, many people believe walking is the safer alternative. However, nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed in traffic accidents each year in the United States. When a collision occurs, the pedestrian is defenseless and the accident often results in serious injuries and death. All pedestrians should follow every possible safety precaution to avoid an accident, such as walking on sidewalks and crosswalks, wearing reflective clothing, and traveling in well-lit areas. Unfortunately, the safest pedestrian is still at risk of being involved in an accident due to the reckless actions of a motorist. Distracted driving has become one of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents because drivers are not focused on their surroundings. To hold a negligent driver accountable for your damages, it is imperative that you seek the advice of an experienced accident attorney.
The St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of combined legal experience. Our attorneys will fight to hold the parties that have caused your accident responsible by recovering the maximum compensation available. We will use our experience, knowledge, and resources to successfully handle your case. Our attorneys are passionate about your rights and will support you throughout the process of the case. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.