A St. Louis police officer suffered injuries after his squad car was struck by another vehicle. The car accident occurred on Wednesday morning when the officer was traveling on westbound Interstate 64 responding to an emergency call regarding another accident. The police cruiser was struck by another vehicle also traveling westbound near S. Kingshighway Blvd. The officer complained of back and hip pain and was transported by ambulance to the hospital. It is unknown if the other driver was injured in the crash or if he was issued any citations.
There are a variety of types of auto accidents including head-on accidents, rollover accidents, and rear-end collisions. It is common for rear-end collisions to be caused by inattentive or distracted driving. With Americans being busier than ever, it has become crucial to multitask to perform all of the tasks necessary for a typical day. However, there are tasks that require complete dedication ensuring accuracy and safety. Driving is a task that should be performed without attempting to accomplish any other task. Unfortunately, many drivers are known to eat, apply makeup, check emails, and text while operating their vehicle. The lack of attentiveness has lead to thousands of auto accidents.
If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, it is imperative to consult the experienced auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys are honestly concerned with your safety and wellbeing. We will fight aggressively to hold the driver responsible for your damages accountable by recovering the maximum compensation available. Contact our St. Louis office today for a free consultation.