A serious pedestrian accident occurred today when a St. Louis man was struck by an SUV in the parking lot of a Maplewood gas station. According to St. Louis police, shortly after 6 a.m., a man in his 50’s exited a QuikTrip on Big Bend and Manchester and as he was entering his vehicle, a driver of a silver SUV, lost control and struck the side of the vehicle, crushing the man. The SUV driver was a woman, described as in her late 20’s, and was taken into police custody at the scene of the accident. The pedestrian was taken to the hospital for medical treatment for serious but non-life threatening injuries. The accident is still being investigated. It is unclear why the woman lost control of her SUV and if any charges will be filed.
Pedestrian accidents happen every day in the Greater St. Louis area. If you or a loved one have been hit by a driver while walking on a sidewalk, crossing a street or standing in a parking lot, you may be entitled to financial compensation from the insurance company. Dealing with the insurance company alone, while you are suffering from injuries, can be difficult and frustrating. Insurance companies will seek to settle quickly with the lowest amount possible.
Contact Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, and speak to St. Louis’ best pedestrian accident attorneys. We will fight the insurance company for the maximum compensation you are entitled so that you can fully recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. To understand your legal options, contact a personal injury attorney at Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, who is ready to provide a free consultation today.