A southwest Missouri firefighter has died when the vehicle he was a passenger in struck a tree. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the 19-year-old boy was killed when a driver of a pickup truck lost control and ran off a road, struck a tree and overturned. The single-vehicle crash happened Friday evening in Christian County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating the accident, and it is uncertain if alcohol or speeding played a role in the crash. The driver of the pickup truck survived the crash. The Springfield boy had just joined the Sparta Fire Protection District, following after his father and grandfather into the profession.
According to reports from federal agencies, the number one cause of death for teenagers is a motor vehicle accidents. A recent report from the AAA says these fatal teen accidents are on the rise.
Even though hundreds of car crashes happen every day, it would be wrong to think that they are always simple to resolve. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you need a skilled personal injury attorney to handle the complex issues of gathering evidence, understanding insurance law, negotiation and even trial litigation – which is what the lawyers at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, specialize in.
Regardless if you have been injured in a car, truck, tractor-trailer, or motorcycle accident as a driver or passenger, the attorneys at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth can help you recover compensation for damages caused by someone else's negligence. If you feel you have an auto accident case, contact Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, immediately.