On Thursday, July 21, a 19-year-old man from Berkeley, Missouri was walking through St. Louis when he was struck by a vehicle. The driver of this vehicle is reported to have been fleeing from a traffic stop – he ran a red light, jumped a curb and struck the young adult.
Earlier that day, the driver had been stopped north of where the hit and run occurred in a traffic stop after he ran a stop sign. After he did not provide a driver's license, he took off while the police office looked up information on him in his squad car. The officer pursued him for four blocks but then desisted due to the dangerous speed at which he was driving.
The man who was struck was fatally wounded and died at the scene of the car accident. The driver has since been charged with second-degree murder, resisting arrest and leaving the scene. Upon last report, he was being held for $250,000 cash bail.
Hit and run accidents of this nature can have devastating results. Due to the natural vulnerability of the human body, being struck by a large, heavy motor vehicle can result in catastrophic injuries and, unfortunately,
At the Onder Law Firm, we have seen how difficult it can be to deal with the effects of personal injuries when caused by the negligence or recklessness of a third party. For this reason, should you choose to be represented by a St. Louis personal injury lawyer from our firm, you will be able to rest easier knowing that your rights will be protected to the full extent of the law.
We recognize what is on the line with situations of this nature and we are fully prepared to go the distance in our efforts to helping our clients obtain the maximum financial compensation that they are deserved.
Contact the Onder Law Firm today if you would like to learn more about how can help you!