A pedestrian was killed in a fatal auto accident early this morning, May 3, 2016. Springfield Police reports a pedestrian was struck and killed on Kearney Street near Westwood Avenue just after midnight. According to the authorities, the pedestrian was deceased when emergency crews arrived at the accident scene. Police are investigating the scene to determine exactly what happened. Officials say the driver involved is cooperating with police.
Fatal pedestrian accidents have increased Missouri this year. Every week, pedestrian accidents are reported on the news, not just in Missouri but across our nation. Thousands will die this year in the United States as they walk on sidewalks and attempt to cross streets. And even though in most areas pedestrians have the right of way, many distracted or impaired motorist will not drive cautiously resulting in pedestrian accidents. Those who are neglectful and reckless occupy the streets and as a result, many pedestrians will suffer.
If you or a loved one have been a victim of a pedestrian accident, call Meyerkord & Kurth. Our pedestrian accident attorneys have sought justice for hundreds of victims, and we will fight for you. Our pedestrian accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have the experience and proven track record to handle your claim successfully and recover the compensation you deserve for the damages you have suffered. As a family-owned firm, we will help you through this difficult process with the compassionate support you need. Contact us today to receive a free consultation from one of St. Louis’ best pedestrian accident attorneys.