A fatal vehicle accident recently occurred in Upland. Allegedly, the crash was a result of a Chevy HHR Supersport traveling at a high rate of speed, losing control, and colliding with a tree. A witness in the area stated that the driver could have been involved in street racing. Apparently, the Chevy was seen racing a Camaro, but the other vehicle involved in the race has not been found. Additionally, police have reported that alcohol could have been a contributing factor to the accident. The Chevy was found wrapped around a tree.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that 804 fatalities occurred from 2001 to 2006 as a result of crashes in which racing was involved. Racing on public roads is both illegal and extremely dangerous, as traveling at a high rate of speed often leads to the loss of vehicle control and crashes.
The Saint Louis personal injury attorneys of Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth can work to establish justice if you, a family member or friend has suffered due to a vehicle accident. Our experienced team of attorneys can use our supreme legal knowledge to prove the liability of the negligent driver and acquire compensation for your losses, which could range anywhere from medical bills to emotional damages. Our attorneys will work swiftly and caringly throughout the entirety of your case and will offer quality legal advice in order to ensure that you understand your rights. To speak with an attorney and have your potential case analyzed, contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth today.