A Missouri auto accident resulted in the death of two men and an infant on Sunday. The accident happened near Clinton, approximately 235 miles from St. Louis, at around 6 p.m. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, an 80-year-old man was operating a 2015 Chevy traveling on 13-highway northbound when he attempted to pass another vehicle over a hill and collided head-on with a 2000 Pontiac. The impact killed the 20-year-old driver of the Pontiac, his baby girl, and the driver of the Chevy. A 52-year-old female passenger of the Chevy and a passenger of the Pontiac were transported to the hospital for serious injuries suffered.
Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Losing a loved one is one of the most difficult events an individual can experience, and learning that their death could have been prevented is heartbreaking. Negligence is typically the cause of all auto accidents and demonstrated through dangerous roadways, mechanical defects, vehicle design flaws, and reckless driving. While most families that suffer the loss of a loved one are not concerned with obtaining compensation, they should contact an auto accident attorney to obtain justice for their damages.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, contact the St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth to receive representation from an experienced attorney. Our attorneys have over 95 years of combined legal experience and have recovered over $350 million for our clients. We will fight to obtain justice by recovering the maximum compensation for your medical bills, funeral costs, loss of economic support, and emotional damages. We will support you with compassion during this difficult time. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.