The St. Louis County Police Department is investigating an auto accident that resulted in one death on Friday. The accident occurred in Wildwood, Missouri when a 26-year-old male was operating his vehicle traveling the wrong way on Centaur Road. As he traveled westbound in the eastbound lanes, he swerved to avoid oncoming vehicles, veered off the roadway, and collided with a tree near the intersection of Centaur Road and Eatherton Road. Emergency crews pronounced the driver dead at the scene of the accident and his identity has not yet been released. The accident remains under investigation.
Auto accidents occur thousands of times a year and the vast majority of accidents are preventable. Reckless and negligent driving are often to blame for car crashes and are displayed in various ways. Operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, fatigued driving, and distracted driving are examples of negligent driving that inflict injuries and death upon innocent victims. Distracted driving has increased over the past years and many officials believe it’s due to the fact that Americans are busier than ever before. Technological advances are also believed to add to driver distractions such as cell phones and GPS devices. If you or a loved one have been the victim of an auto accident caused by distracted driving, it is important to contact an experienced car accident lawyer.
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