11-Year-Old Boy Hit and Killed in St. Louis While Walking to Bus Stop
St. Louis, MO. – An 11-year-old boy was killed on Monday morning in St. Louis after being hit by a car in the Central West End. The boy was crossing the intersection of Delmar Boulevard and Sarah Street when he was struck by the vehicle.
Authorities say that the vehicle that hit the boy was speeding at the time of the accident. The boy, 11-year-old Trent Davis, was rushed to a local hospital due to critical injuries, which he later succumbed to. The young boy had been running back home after forgetting his bus fare and had nearly crossed the intersection where his mother was waiting for him before he was struck by the speeding vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle stayed at the scene of the accident, but has only been identified as a 42-year-old male who was driving a 2008 silver BMW. The accident is still under investigation, so further details have yet to be released. A GoFundMe has been set up to cover funeral and burial costs, and any remaining funds will go to the boy’s mother, Ebony Shepard, and his sister to support them in their time of need.
More than 6,000 pedestrians are killed in the U.S. due to car accidents. According to the Governors Highway Safety Administration, the amount of pedestrian deaths is at a 25-year high. The most common causes of pedestrian deaths are speeding, drunk driving, and distracted driving.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a pedestrian accident and you need a lawyer, contact the Dixon Injury Firm today to discuss your case. Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers are dedicated to recovering the most damages for our clients and ensuring that victims and their families are taken care of during such a tragic time.
Our greatest sympathies go out to the family of the victim involved in this terrible accident. If a family member or loved one of the victim would like the name of a person removed, please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys.