Death By A Motor Vehicle Accident Increases For Some Americans

Did you know that motor vehicular accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans between ages 12 and 24? This is a staggering statistic that leaves one to believe our nation’s roadways are dangerous and in dire need of change. Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, is a St. Louis personal injury law firm that helps those who have been hurt by a wrongful driver to recover monetary compensation.

Early morning on Monday in Missouri, a 24-year-old St. Louis woman died when she struck a traffic light on St. Charles Rock Road. According to police, just after midnight, a westbound driver of a 2003 Chevy Impala lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a westbound 1997 Infiniti QX4. The crash caused the Infiniti driver to lose control of his car, and the vehicle slammed into a traffic light. The 24-year-old passenger in the Infiniti was killed in the wreck. Two others in the car and the driver of the Impala all suffered serious injuries.

Hours later, a young motorcyclist was killed in Washington Park after a car struck the rider. Police say the accident occurred Monday night at around nine p.m. near the intersection of Kingshighway and Hollows. The driver of the vehicle that hit the motorcyclist fled the scene. Authorities are looking for the driver of either a red Ford Taurus or Escort. Witnesses told police the driver was last seen fleeing the scene on Illinois Route 111 towards Fairmont City. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Thousands of these type of traffic accidents occur on Missouri roadways every year. Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, proudly serves the greater St. Louis area and is available to schedule a traffic accident case review upon request. Contact us today and let us help you through your legal journey.
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