A Missouri man is dead after a distracted driving auto accident in Franklin County on Monday evening. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, the 32-year-old man was killed when a car hit the driver side of his vehicle. The force of the crashed caused the man to be ejected from his vehicle. The man was transported to a nearby hospital where he later died.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says the accident was caused by a distracted driver. The accident occurred on Highway 30 just west of Route N at approximately 5:30 p.m. when a distracted driver crossed the centerline and struck another vehicle. Two other cars were involved in the accident but only sustained minor damage. No one else was reported with serious injuries. The accident is still under investigation by the Missouri Highway Patrol, and it is unknown if the driver will face charges.
Missouri still has one of the most lenient laws regarding cell phone use behind the wheel. The Missouri Highway Patrol claims distracted driving is a major cause for most serious traffic accidents in the state. Many residents and lawmakers seek to bring change to the laws against cell phone use while driving, but until then, Missouri roadways remain dangerous and unpredictable. If you’ve been injured in an auto accident caused by a distracted driver, the St. Louis auto accident attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth can help you. Our professional legal team has helped countless auto accident victims recover the compensation they need to get back to their life before the accident. Contact Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, for a free auto accident case review with no obligation.