Posted on July 30th, 2010 by Zane Cagle
An 18 year old teen died from injuries she sustained after a one vehicle auto accident. The teen was a passenger in a truck driven by a 19 year old teen, both from Union, Missouri. The 18 year old teen was thrown from the truck after it left the roadway. The driver overcorrected, returned the truck to the road, and went off the road on the other side and overcorrected again, thus the vehicle overturned.
The teen was taken by helicopter to St. John’s Mercy Medical Center but died later that afternoon. Police have not indicated if seat belts were being worn at the time of the accident. While seat belts are a great determinant between serious injuries and death in many cases, wearing them does not insure walking away from a crash with just minor injuries. Investigators will need to conclude if seat belts were worn and if not, then could the injuries have been less catastrophic is worn
Have you or a loved one been the victim of an automobile accident? Catastrophic injuries can be a result of auto accidents as well as wrongful deaths. Calling an attorney is as soon as possible is important in order to preserve many aspects of the investigation. If you or a loved one were hurt in an auto accident or due to the negligent or reckless driving of another, you may have a legal claim for compensation.
Contact the Cagle Law today to speak with an experienced and dedicated St. Louis personal injury lawyer about filing a personal injury claim or wrongful death claim. To schedule a consultation to discuss your claim, please contact the firm today at (314) 276-1681