A 23-year-old man from St. Louis has been charged with driving under the influence after causing an auto accident that seriously injured two people. The accident occurred the morning of October 14th in Eureka, Missouri at approximately 8:34 a.m. The man had left a friends house after drinking most of the night prior and was traveling well above the speed limit, according to Eureka Police. As he traveled along westbound I-44, he attempted to cross into the center lane when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a Chevy Suburban in the left lane. The impact caused the Suburban to overturn and go airborne, eventually landing on its’ roof in a ditch. The driver, a 58-year-old man, and his passenger, a 49-year-old woman were both transported to the hospital by ambulance. Authorities have not indicated the condition of both individuals, but they are believed to have sustained several injuries. The St. Louis man failed a sobriety test and his blood-alcohol test registered over the legal limit. He has been charged with DIU.
Drunk driving is responsible for thousands of injuries and fatalities each year in the United States. According to Mother’s Against Drunk Driving, every two minutes a drunk driving accident causes an individual to suffer an injury. Tragically, numerous people choose to ignore the statistics and warnings regarding driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol which can easily ruin the lives of themselves and their victims. Individuals who suffer injuries or lose a loved one in a drunk driving accident are plagued with emotional, physical, and financial damages. Consulting an experienced St. Louis personal injury attorney is imperative to obtain the justice and compensation deserved after a DUI crash.
Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth is a personal injury law firm located in downtown St. Louis. Our firm has recovered over $400 million in compensation for our clients and we fight diligently to ensure that victims receive the justice they deserve. The combination of experience, knowledge, and personalized service sets our firm above our competitors. If you or a loved one have been the victim of a DUI accident, contact our office today for a free no-obligation consultation.