A suspected DUI driver crashed into a personal residence in a neighborhood of Los Angeles. Authorities reported that deputies were attempting to stop a driver under suspected DUI when the car sped from them around 11:30. Deputies reported that the car lost control and crashed into the home where there were five people inside. No one was injured however a couple said that the car woke them up when it came inches from their bed. Two people were brought in by authorities, but one more suspect is missing after residents told authorities that a third person had run out of the house after the accident.
Vehicles that crash into buildings are scary however around 60 of these accidents happen every day and total around 200 million dollars annually in property and personal injury claims. There are several factors that can contribute to these storefront or building crashes. Drivers who are speeding and lose control, pedal confusion, and operator error are just a few of the causes of these accidents. Pedestrians who are on sidewalks, in buildings or homes have little to no time to protect themselves from vehicles that can crash through buildings. Always remember that if you or a loved one is injured in a crash involving a car crashing into a building, contact a personal injury attorney immediately. An experienced attorney has the knowledge and tools to examine the facts and evidence from your accident and recommend if you have grounds to pursue legal action for your injuries.
Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC has an outstanding team of personal injury attorneys that have over a century of experience helping those that are injured in accidents. We understand that accident cases can be confusing and stressful. We have many outside resources as well as in-house counsel that can assist during your case. We always communicate directly with our client to help alleviate any stress while we pursue maximum compensation for your injuries. Contact our downtown St. Louis office today to schedule a free no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options.