In Illinois, a Stillman Valley teenager has been charged with two counts of reckless homicide and two counts of aggravated reckless driving stemming from an auto accident last fall. The young girl was allegedly driving 90 miles an hour on Route 251 when she collided with another vehicle, resulting in the death of two people on September 4, 2015. The teenager was charged as a juvenile and could face a substantial amount of time in juvenile detention. The two killed in the collision were a Stillman Valley teenage girl and an Amboy man.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the leading cause of death among teens in the US is motor vehicle accidents, estimating six teenagers between the ages of 16 - 19 die every four days from motor vehicle incidents. Teens are at risk of a traffic crash for many reasons including inexperience, distraction, not using safety belts and speeding.
If you or a loved one have lost a young person in your life due to reckless driving, it is important to contact the St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth. We have the experience, knowledge, and passion necessary to successfully handle your case. Our attorneys will gather evidence to establish liability and fight aggressively to hold that party accountable. We will work to recover the maximum compensation and you will owe us nothing unless a settlement or verdict is obtained. Contact us today to receive a free consultation from one of the St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys.