Police Chase Car Accident in North St. Louis Kills One, Critically Injures Three
St. Louis, MO. One person is dead, and three others, including an infant, are critically injured after a vehicle fled a traffic stop and struck another vehicle.
According to the St. Louis Police Department, the accident happened around 11 a.m. after a police officer attempted to stop a vehicle that ran several stop signs and traffic lights, but the driver didn’t stop.
The officer didn’t pursue the vehicle, and minutes later the car struck a Chevy Equinox, instantly killing the occupant.
The driver attempted to flee once again, but the police intercepted. It is unknown what prompted the driver to flee the accident, but according to authorities, two adults and a 7-month-old child that was in the fleeing vehicle at the time of the crash are in critical, but stable, condition at a local hospital.
Hit-and-run accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, but typically, accidents involve one or multiple types of negligence, such as speeding or driving under the influence. According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, deaths in hit-and-run accidents are at an all-time high. 2,049 people were killed in the U.S. in hit-and-run crashes in 2016, a 62-percent increase from the previous year.
The aftermath of a hit-and-run accident can be traumatizing, and leave victims searching for answers, but with help from an experienced lawyer, victims and their family members can get support during this trying time, and recover compensation for their harm and losses.
If you or someone you love has been injured or killed in a hit-and-run accident in St. Louis, the Car Accident Lawyers at the Dixon Injury Firm are ready to fight for your case. Our lawyers understand what it takes to recover the most compensation for your case, and won’t give up until you are satisfied with the results. For more information on how our Hit-and-Run Car Accident Lawyers can help with your case, call (314) 409-7060, 855-40-CRASH, or contact the Dixon Injury Firm today to schedule a free consultation.
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.