Police in St. Louis are searching for the driver responsible for a deadly hit and run accident. On Friday, a 23-year-old woman was attempting to cross Natural Bridge when she was struck by a vehicle. The driver of the vehicle, a red Montecarlo, was fleeing police when they attempted to stop him for a traffic violation. Tragically, the woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident and investigators are encouraging anyone with knowledge to the driver’s whereabouts to contact authorities.
Traffic laws require all drivers that have been involved in an auto accident to remain at the scene of the crash to provide the other individuals involved, and the authorities, their personal information and proof of auto insurance. However, thousands of drivers flee the scene of auto accidents every year in an attempt to avoid accountability. If you have suffered an injury or lost a loved one in a hit and run accident, it could be difficult to recover compensation for your damages.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth will investigate your case and work tirelessly to identify the driver responsible for your crash. Even if the person is never located, we will fight to obtain the maximum compensation available for your medical bills, property damages, lost wages, and emotional damages. Our attorneys have handled numerous cases and will take all necessary action to provide you with the representation that will equal success. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.