A Friday morning single-vehicle auto accident resulted in two men being killed in St. Louis. Just before the morning rush hour began, many travelers were delayed Friday morning when the crash closed a busy intersection in north St. Louis. At around 4:55 a.m., a pickup truck was traveling on a residential street, when the driver lost control of the vehicle as it traveled through a railroad crossing. The truck struck some cars that were parked along the roadway and then overturned near the intersection of West Florissant Avenue and Goodfellow Boulevard. The two occupants were ejected during the crash and they died at the scene of the crash. One of the victims was 20-years-old and the other was 21-years-old, both were St. Louis residents. Accident reconstruction crews closed the area while the investigation was conducted. It is unknown what caused the accident, or if the driver was intoxicated.
While the majority of single-vehicle auto accidents are caused by the reckless and negligent actions of the driver, other parties can also be responsible for a crash. Automakers can be responsible for a vehicle design flaw or mechanical error, and dangerous roadways can place the liability with the engineers, city, or county responsible for that roadway. If another party, or if you were a passenger in a single-vehicle accident, caused the crash, you may have rights to receive compensation.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth will analyze every detail of your auto accident to determine the cause and party responsible. We will then fight aggressively to ensure that you receive justice from those negligent. Our attorneys have successfully recovered more than $350 million in compensation for our clients and will work to provide you with the maximum compensation available. Contact the law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth to receive a free no-obligation consultation.