Couple Dies in Fatal Missouri Motorcycle Accident
Last week a Missouri couple died in a fatal motorcycle accident in Southern Missouri. The couple’s motorcycle struck a truck that failed to yield at a highway crossing on Highway 54 near Osage Beach. The husband and wife, age 40 and 38, respectively, were pronounced dead at the scene. Criminal charges against the 77-year-old truck driver are pending while police complete their investigation.
Riding a motorcycle on St. Louis streets or Missouri highways can be deadly. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol statistics, an average 90 to 95 people are killed in motorcycle accidents on Missouri roadways every year and another 2,000 or more people are injured in motorcycle crashes.
As was the case in last week’s fatal accident, motorcyclists are often placed at fatal risk by the inattention or carelessness of truck and auto drivers; yet bikers are frequently blamed for accidents they do not cause. Without the intervention of a St. Louis personal injury attorney, motorcycle accident victims can find their insurance claims denied on the basis of incomplete or inaccurate accident reports or statements taken at the accident scene.
If you are involved in a St. Louis motorcycle accident, call the experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman. Our expert St. Louis motorcycle accident attorneys have an excellent track record getting motorcycle accident victims the compensation they are entitled to. Call us today for a free consultation.