While most people are aware of the risks associated with drinking and driving, thousands of people commit the offense each year. In St. Louis on Tuesday evening, a driver was killed when his SUV was struck by another vehicle, and the police suspect drunk driving. A driver in a black Dodge was traveling at an excessive speed, passing a police officer, and then crashing into the SUV. The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested the driver. He has been charged with DWI, and additional charges are expected. Along with the death of the driver, the passenger in the vehicle was transported by emergency personnel to the hospital for injuries.
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving report that one person suffers an injury approximately every two minutes due to a person driving under the influence of alcohol. In addition to those injured, tragically, 27 people lose their lives in drunk driving accidents in America each day. While there are many statistics, the education is not enough to deter a driving from operating their vehicle under the influence. The punishment can be harsh in many states for DUI offenders, but yet many drivers ignore the consequences. If a DUI accident has resulted in an injury or death of a loved one, it’s important to consult an experienced personal injury attorney.
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have the experience, skill, and passion to best handle your case. Our team will fight aggressively to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, and pain and suffering. We are happy to provide free consultations and are fees are contingency based. Contact us today to speak with one of our attorneys.