A fatal vehicle accident involving two cars occurred on Interstate 185 Northbound on Tuesday at around 12:41 p.m. Allegedly, the accident occurred when a vehicle that was traveling at a high rate of speed struck a blue pickup truck. Tragically, as a result of the accident, three people were taken to receive medical care, and two of those people passed away. Authorities are gathering information while the accident is still being investigated.
Speeding is among the top three causes of traffic accidents, along with distracted driving and driving while under the influence. Additionally, it is a factor involved in one out of three fatal vehicle accidents. When traveling at a high rate of speed, it takes a vehicle a longer distance to reach a complete stop. Every year, speeding causes around 13,000 deaths and many injuries. By neglecting traffic safety laws and regulations and driving at a high rate of speed, drivers put both themselves and other people on the road at risk.
If you or a loved one have been injured due to the actions of a negligent driver, the personal injury attorneys of St. Louis' Meyerkord & Kurth can provide you with the legal service you deserve. Our team knows the strategies needed to win your case and to acquire maximum compensation. With the proper strategies and our variety of resources, your case can be handled both swiftly and carefully. It's your right to discuss your accident with an attorney and have your potential new case looked over. Contact Meyerkord & Kurth today.