Four kids, 31-year-old man injured in hit-and-run crash
Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2021
ST. LOUIS, MO – Four kids and a 31-year-old man were injured in a three-vehicle crash instigated by a hit-and-run driver on westbound I-70 on Sunday evening.
According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, an unknown vehicle was traveling westbound on I-70 west of Bermuda Drive when it hit the rear of a 2008 Kia Optima, driven by 18-year-old Deshawn M. Sullivan. The impact caused the Kia to travel off the left side of the interstate and hit a concrete median. That impact pushed the Kia back onto the interstate where it struck a 2004 Infiniti FX45, driven by 31-year-old Terry T. Brandong.
Brandong and four children, ages 2 to 13, were transported to SSM Health DePaul Hospital. The 13-year-old sustained serious injuries and the others all sustained minor injuries.
Sullivan and the two-year-old were wearing seat belts. The rest of the children were not wearing seat belts. It is unclear if Brandong was wearing a seat belt.
Both the Kia and Infiniti were totaled.
This article is one in a series presented by OnderLaw, LLC 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 an interstate collision, 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 against reckless hit-and-run drivers 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.