A fatal vehicle accident occurred on Wednesday morning in Westport, Massachusetts. The accident occurred when a vehicle that was traveling on Route 195 east left their lane of traffic and drove over the median, which resulted in a head-on collision with a vehicle that was traveling in the other direction. Three people were killed in the tragic accident- two that were in the vehicle that crossed over the median and one person that was in the vehicle that was struck. For further information, the accident is being investigated. It is currently unknown whether the vehicle crossed the median due to distracted driving, impairment, or another reason.
Distracted driving is one of the top contributors to fatal accidents. For example, by texting and driving, a driver increases their chance of involvement in a vehicle accident by 23%. Additionally, on average, people who text behind the wheel drive outside of their lane of traffic for about 10% of the time they are on the road.
The Saint Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth can help if you or a loved one have been involved in a vehicle accident. With over a century of combined legal experience, our team of professionals have handled many vehicle accident cases and have the supreme legal knowledge necessary to retrieve the compensation you deserve. Additionally, our lawyers are extremely dedicated and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your case, at any time of the day. For a free no obligation consultation, contact Meyerkord & Kurth today.