An early Sunday morning traffic accident resulted in the death of one individual and three others were injured. According to authorities, the crash occurred at around 3:30 a.m. on Interstate 64. The investigation is ongoing but the initial results are that a driver was traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes when his vehicle collided with another vehicle head-on. While police have not released the identities of those involved, it is confirmed that one person was killed and that three others were transported to the hospital by ambulance. Those injured are in critical condition. The St. Louis Police Department has not concluded why the driver was traveling in the wrong direction.
Auto accidents are one of the most common causes of injuries and death in the United States. Numerous studies have been and continue to be conducted regarding the causes of traffic accidents in an order to prevent injuries and fatalities. There are several factors that can lead to auto accidents including driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, distracted driving, dangerous roadways, vehicular defects, speeding or reckless driving, to name a few. These examples of auto accident causes are all preventable and often result in physical, emotional, and financial damages. In the event that you are injured or suffer the loss of a loved one in an auto accident, it is imperative to contact an experienced personal injury attorney.
The attorneys at the St. Louis law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth have over 100 years of combined legal experience. We believe that after an auto accident it is important to have someone to support you as well as fight for your rights to compensation. If you’ve been injured in a crash, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damages, and pain and suffering. Our attorneys will work diligently to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation available. We provide free consultations, so please contact us today if you or a loved one have been injured in an accident.