On Friday night, a fatal auto accident claimed the life of a teen and seriously injured two other teens near Lee’s Summit, Missouri. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 17-year-old Tamerick Wright was operating a vehicle with two passengers, 18-year-old Kenveion West and 17-year-old Nefertiti Smith when the crash occurred. At around 12 a.m., Wright lost control of the vehicle, struck a guardrail, and the vehicle overturned several times. All three teenagers were ejected from the vehicle and Wright was killed in the crash. The other two teens were seriously injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. Authorities are continuing to investigate the crash.
Teen drivers are responsible for more auto accidents than any other age group of drivers. Their inexperience and lack of responsibility cause many traffic accidents each year. Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, distracted driving, and speeding are common examples of reckless driving demonstrated by all drivers. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident, you should seek a legal consultation to determine if you deserve compensation for your damages.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will discuss and analyze your accident to determine if you have grounds to file an auto accident case. Our attorneys have handled thousands of cases and are knowledgeable on all aspects of recovering the compensation you deserve. We will determine if you are eligible to file a personal injury, third party, or wrongful death case. Our attorneys have received several awards for their work and will successfully represent your case. Contact our office today for a free consultation.