Interstate 44 was closed for a couple hours this morning as authorities investigated a pedestrian accident. According to police, at approximately 4:00 a.m. a man was struck along eastbound I-44 between Kingshighway and Hampton Avenue in South St. Louis. Tragically, the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident and authorities are continuing to investigate the incident. Few details have been released regarding the accident, including the identity of the deceased.
Pedestrians are vulnerable to being struck by a vehicle due to their lack of visibility. Tragically, most pedestrian accidents involving a collision with a motor vehicle result in serious injuries and death. While all pedestrians are encouraged to take all available safety precautions, they may not be able to prevent their accident due to the driver being liable. Distracted driving is one of the most growing causes of accidents and many people blame technological advances. Cell phones are one of the most convenient inventions that allow individuals to complete tasks regardless of their location. However, cell phones are dangerous when operated while driving. A driver that takes his eyes from the roadway and his surroundings is demonstrating reckless driving that can lead to an auto accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered damages due to a negligent driver, it is imperative to consult the experienced pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined legal experience and will combine their knowledge and resources to recover the maximum compensation available for your case. We take pride in building relationships with our clients and look forward to serving you during this time. Contact our St. Louis office today for a free no-obligation consultation.