A St. Louis motorcycle crash occurred while a group of bikers escorted a funeral procession on Monday. The motorcyclist was a member of the Patriot Guard, a group that rides in funeral processions often to honor law enforcement or military officials. According to the St. Louis County Police Department, the accident occurred at around 1:30 p.m. as the procession was en route to the Jefferson Barracks Cemetery. The motorcyclist, a 64-year-old man, was struck by a minivan on Telegraph Road who then collided with another vehicle. An ambulance rushed the biker to the hospital where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel. It is unknown if the driver will be charged for the crash.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that statistically an individual’s chance of being killed in a motorcycle crash is 26 times greater than that of an auto accident involving a passenger vehicle. The impact of a motorcycle crash is often tragic resulting in serious injuries or death of the motorcyclists. Do you know what to do following a motorcycle accident? If you have suffered injuries in a motorcycle crash, you should first seek medical attention. After you are safe and stabilized, it is important to contact a motorcycle accident attorney as soon as possible.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have handled numerous motorcycle accident cases. We will never make an assumption regarding your accident and will always fully investigate the crash. Our attorneys have recovered more than $350 million in compensation and will take all steps to obtain the compensation and justice you deserve. Contact our Missouri office today for a free no-obligation consultation.