ST. LOUIS, MO – An 11-year-old child from St. Louis was struck and killed while attempting to cross I-270 Monday evening.
According to the official crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident was reported just before 6:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes of I-270 north of Olive Boulevard.
The report states that the 11-year-old boy was walking across the southbound lanes when he was struck by the 24-year-old driver of a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene while the driver was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
An investigation is likely underway into why the child was walking in the street.
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 pedestrian accident, 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 fight for a change to the dangerous interstate 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.