All too often, drivers in Kansas City, and throughout Missouri, fail to recognize how their actions can affect others. Motorists who drive drunk, speed or who are otherwise careless in the operation of their vehicles could easily cause car accidents. As a result of such collisions, other drivers, passengers, and bystanders could be seriously injured or killed.
According to reports, a speeding driver is allegedly responsible for causing a fatal auto accident in St. Louis recently. The 18-year-old motorist reportedly blew through a stop sign without stopping and struck another vehicle that was making a turn. Following the accident, the teen purportedly attempted to flee the scene but was caught by a witness to the crash. He was taken into custody by law enforcement, but it was not disclosed what charges he might face for his role in causing the car accident.
The impact of the collision reportedly caused the 59-year-old woman who was driving the other car to be thrown from her vehicle. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The teen who allegedly caused the accident was also injured. He was reported to be in stable condition but was hospitalized for his injuries. There was no specific information detailed, however, regarding the types of injuries he sustained.
Motor vehicle accidents can have a devastating impact on those involved, and their families. People who have lost a loved one in such incidents, or have themselves been injured, may benefit from working with an attorney. A Kansas City car accident attorney may explain their rights and options for seeking compensation, and help them determine whether to take legal action.