ST. LOUIS, MO – A man was injured yesterday in a three-vehicle collision in which the driver responsible for the crash fled the scene, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.
The incident occurred on southbound I-55 north of Reavis Barracks Road shortly before 9:30 p.m. on June 9. A Dodge Challenger attempted an unsafe pass of a Pontiac G5, which caused the Pontiac’s driver to swerve into a 1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the lane to her right. Both vehicles were totaled when they collided with the median wall. The Challenger drove away from the scene before police arrived.
Shawn Clark, the 49-year-old driver of the Mercedes-Benz, was taken to Mercy Hospital South with minor injuries.
We do not know if the driver of the Dodge Challenger has been located at this time.
This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw to inform our neighbors about car accidents and traffic news across our city. It should not be interpreted as legal advice. However, if you or someone you love has been injured in a hit-and-run crash, we would like to discuss your case in detail. Depending on the circumstances, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills, your lost income, and other expenses. More importantly, the only way to hold reckless drivers responsible for their actions or fix the root cause of many accidents is to enlist the help of an experienced attorney that has the possibility to effect change and can prevent this from happening to another family. Contact us today to speak to one of our compassionate St. Louis car accident attorneys.