Teen Could Face Charges After St. Louis, Missouri Pedestrian Fatality
Posted on January 25th, 2011 by Zane Cagle
A 45-year old man was killed earlier this week when a car struck him at the corner of Goodfellow and Natural Bridge in St. Louis, Missouri. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, authorities are waiting on the results of blood tests and an accident reconstruction report before determining whether the driver of the Chevrolet Impala will face charges. The car first struck a metal fence, a wooden fence and a metal pole before striking the man. There were four occupants in the car that struck the pedestrian and one passenger suffered minor injuries in the auto accident. The occupants in the car ranged in ages from 16-19 years of age. The 19-year old driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and his identity is being withheld. According to officials, it could take three to four months for a complete accident reconstruction report to be completed including all toxicology tests..
Tragic and violent accidents of this nature require toxicology tests and thorough investigations. If you are a victim, either as a pedestrian, car passenger of family member of a victim, you might have a personal injury claim. Contacting an expert St. Louis personal injury attorney, such as Zane T. Cagle of The Cagle Law Firm ensures that your rights as a victim will be represented. Ensuring your rights includes close monitoring of the accident investigation and recovery of medical bills and lost wages. Further claims could include loss of benefits or wages if the victim was earning income that supported others, such as children. It is important to contact a personal injury attorney right away to assist in preserving the investigation and having access to all aspects of the investigation.
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