There are unavoidable dangers when out on the road in St. Louis, and it is important to be cognizant of them. Negligent drivers, distracted drivers and drivers under the influence — these are just some of the potential causes of a crash. When there is an accident, it can lead to significant injuries and death. It is crucial for people who have been injured or lost a loved one in motor vehicle accidents to understand their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.
A 58-year-old man was arrested for driving under the influence after he hit a motorcyclist and killed him. The accident occurred at around 4 p.m. The driver of the vehicle was driving north and did not yield to the traffic heading south. He hit the 20-year-old motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital where he died. After hitting the rider, the driver continued and hit gas station gas pumps. He was slightly injured and taken to the hospital. When his blood-alcohol content was tested, he was found to be at 0.082 percent, above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. The case is still being investigated.
Any fatal accident can be difficult to come to grips with, but when it happens because of a driver under the influence and the person who died was young, it is even harder. The personal, emotional and financial ramifications can be difficult to handle. There will be a need for funeral expenses. Then there are other factors to consider such as the contributions the person who died would have made, but will not be able to because of another person’s recklessness. While a legal filing will not bring the person back, it can help to move forward after the fatal accident.
An alleged drunk driver flouted traffic laws and hit a motorcyclist, killing him. Although the man is facing penalties for felony DUI, the family of the man who died should also make certain they are accounted for by thinking about a legal filing to be compensated. The investigation and evidence are key in any legal filing, so it is imperative that they act as soon as possible. A law firm experienced in motor vehicle accidents and personal injury can help.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, “Driver charged with DWI in St. Louis County crash than killed motorcyclist,” Nassim Benchaabane, April 12, 2018