A fatal vehicle accident occurred Saturday night around 5:53 when a vehicle that was headed southbound on Water Tower Road was hit in a head-on collision with another vehicle that was traveling northbound. A passenger of the southbound vehicle was killed in the crash. The accident is still being investigated.
Millions of vehicle accidents of varying degrees occur daily. The top three contributing factors of auto accidents are distracted driving, cell phone use while behind the wheel, and speeding. In addition to these factors, other actions that often contribute to vehicle accidents are driving while intoxicated and failing to stop at stop signs and stop lights. Speeding is a contributing factor in one out of every three fatal vehicle accidents. Additionally, there are three types of distracted driving. Drivers can either drive distractedly by visual, manual, or cognitive distraction. Visual distraction involves a driver removing their eyes from the road, while manual distraction occurs when a driver removes their hands off of the steering wheel. Lastly, cognitive distraction is when a driver is not mentally focused driving, which can be very dangerous.
The Saint Louis personal injury attorneys can help if you or someone you know has been injured in a vehicle accident. With the help of our attorneys, your accident will be investigated for evidence and the parties that are at fault for the accident will be held accountable for damages that resulted from the accident. Our attorneys will work to acquire full compensation for your losses, whether they be medical bills, pain and suffering, etc. To discuss your potential case with an attorney for free, without obligation, contact Meyerkord & Kurth today.