Driver Flees After Two-Car Accident in North St. Louis
St. Louis. – Early Thursday morning a two-car collision occurred in North St. Louis.
According to the St. Louis Police Department, the accident happened around 2:00 a.m. at the intersection of Goodfellow Boulevard and Minerva Boulevard, and sent one of the cars into a neighboring front yard, before the other motorist fled the scene.
At this time, there is little information on the vehicle that fled the scene, and it’s unknown whether the other driver involved in the accident sustained injuries.
Hit-and-run collisions are at an all-time high in the U.S. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 2,049 people were killed in hit-and-run crashes in 2016, a 62-percent increase from 2009. Hit-and-runs accidents generally involve more than one type of negligent driving behavior, and can often result in critical injuries and fatalities. The most common negligent driving behaviors involved in hit-and-run crashes include speeding, drinking and driving, and distracted driving.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a hit-and-run accident, it’s essential to call the police, gather evidence from the scene, seek medical attention, and hire a lawyer to represent your case. Even if the at-fault driver isn’t caught, with substantial evidence of your injuries and evidence from the crash, an experienced lawyer can bring a compelling claim against your insurance company to recover compensation.
Christopher Dixon and the St. Louis Hit-and-Run Accident Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm are passionate about helping hit-and-run victims and their family members recover compensation for their injuries and financial damages caused by a negligent driver.
If you are injured in a hit-and-run accident in St. Louis, or someone you love has been killed in a hit-and-run accident, don’t hesitate to call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-CRASH, or contact the Dixon Injury Firm today to schedule a free consultation with our St. Louis Hit-and-Run Car Accident Lawyers.
Source: Fox 2 Now
Our greatest sympathies go out to the family of the victims involved in this terrible accident. If a family member or loved one of the victims would like the name of a person removed, please do not hesitate to contact our attorneys.