Imagine driving on I-44 in Franklin County when suddenly you see a vehicle coming toward you, heading in the wrong direction. This is exactly what many drivers recently experienced at the hands of a seventy-five-year-old man.
While the details of the incident are still unknown, according to an article on the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, police officers believe that the man must have traveled five or six miles before he crashed. One driver managed to avoid the man hitting his car in a head-on crash, however when he swerved, he was struck by a tractor-trailer.
The wrong-way driver was killed during the crash, and approximately four other people were taken to the hospital for their injuries. Fortunately, this incident did not involve drugs or alcohol, according to officials who were on the scene.
As your St. Louis personal injury attorney, we want to caution you to always remain aware when you’re driving. Poor weather conditions, early morning hours, or various types of impairments can always result in accidents when you least expect them. This particular accident was certainly a tragedy, however many drivers are simply negligent.
If you’re in an accident, and you suffer from an injury because of that accident, it’s important to contact a St. Louis personal injury attorney right away. An experienced attorney offers you the best chance to receive the compensation you deserve.