The family of a 5-year-old boy killed in a hit and run accident held a memorial at the scene of the accident marking the one-year anniversary since his death. The accident happened in St. Louis when the boy, Elijah Taylor was hit by a truck near the intersection of Ashland and New Ashland Place. Witnesses claim the boy was struck by a red Ford F-150. The driver is believed to be an African-American male in his 40s and a $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.
Hit and run accidents can be some of the most difficult types of auto accidents to receive justice. It can be treacherous work attempting to discover the identity of the driver as well as locating them. Pedestrian accidents are a common type of hit and run accident due to the lesser amount of damage a vehicle sustains, providing for an easier escape. Some urban areas have deemed hit and run accidents an epidemic due to the increase of these accidents over the past few years. Drivers are required by law to remain at the scene of an accident, and several flee the scene to avoid criminal charges and financial obligations. If you have lost a loved one or suffered injuries in a hit and run accident, it is imperative to consult an experienced auto accident attorney.
The personal injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth will thoroughly investigate your accident to determine the identity of the driver responsible. In the event that we are unable to determine and locate the driver, we will continue to work to recover the maximum compensation available for your damages. Contact us today for a free no-obligation consultation.