First St Louis Auto Crash Fatality in May
Posted on May 8th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
A St. Peters man was killed in an auto accident on Interstate 70 when the Dodge Durango he was driving was struck by the wheel of a tractor trailer. Equipment failure caused the truck to lose two wheels from the rear axle. The wheel struck the front windshield of the victim’s Durango. After the collision, the Durango then traveled to the right and struck the side of a Nissan Altima in oncoming traffic on I-70. The driver of the Nissan was transported via ambulance to a hospital with minor injuries, however, the St. Peters man was pronounced dead at the site. While this is the first fatality of May, it is the 44th highway fatality of the year in the St. Louis area.
No charges have been filed as of yet, however, the family of the victim may have a wrongful death claim. Were you injured or have you lost a loved one because of a defective product or an auto accident? If so, you may have grounds to a file legal claim for compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, property damage, and emotional distress. Contacting an attorney early after the accident is crucial in many instances for thorough investigation.
At The Cagle Law Firm, an experienced St. Louis Auto Accident Attorney can review your claim and help you file a lawsuit against the person responsible for your accident or injury or to help you to determine if you have a wrongful death claim. To schedule a consultation to discuss your claim, please contact the firm today at (314) 276-1681.