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Missouri pedestrian accidents: Young boy killed in hit-and-run

Hit-and-run collisions involving pedestrians that end in fatalities are always unfortunate. Pedestrian accidents of this nature are even more distressing when the victims are children. One Missouri family is mourning the loss of their 7-year-old son after he was involved in a hit-and-run while riding his bicycle.

Pedestrian accidents: Family severely injured in hit and run

Going for a walk should not be a traumatic experience for Missouri families. However, when drivers are negligent, pedestrians could be the ones to suffer. Pedestrian accidents often lead to serious injuries. A young boy and his family are recovering after being struck in a hit and run on the evening of April 10.

Pedestrian accidents: former deputy charged in hit and run

Hit and run accidents have become an unfortunate reality in Missouri. Though many drivers who leave the scene of pedestrian accidents do so because they are afraid of the consequences, this is still unacceptable. A former sheriff's deputy was recently charged with leaving the scene of a crash after allegedly striking a pedestrian on his way home in January.

Pedestrian accidents: Missouri man killed on his way to church

Pedestrians should not feel as if they are risking their life by simply taking a walk or run. Missouri pedestrian accidents seem to be on the rise. With that being said, drivers exercising caution and alertness when navigating the roadways are critical to avoiding these types of incidents. There are times, sadly, where drivers will hit someone and keep driving. No matter what time of the day, drivers should always be on the lookout for pedestrians.

Fatal pedestrian accidents in Missouri

It is quite hard to comprehend how any individual could cause a motor vehicle accident and then, without regard, just vanish from the scene. When a hit-and-run accident occurs, victims can be left with the remnants of the horrible incident and the other party is, unfortunately, nowhere to be found. Pedestrian accidents in Missouri often result from a hit and run and, at times, they are fatal.

Pedestrian accidents: Driver arrested after deadly hit and run

A Missouri man was arrested for leaving the scene of an accident in which one person died. The families of those who are killed in pedestrian accidents typically struggle to move forward if the drivers are not identified. Fortunately, in most cases of hit and run accidents, law enforcement catches up with the drivers sooner or later.

Car accidents: Driver arrested after fleeing crash with injury

Leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury, death or property damage is against the law in Missouri. Nevertheless, there are frequent reports of people driving -- and even running -- off after causing car accidents. An accident in which a driver was recently arrested after fleeing the scene on foot was recently reported by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Cell phone related car accidents more prevalent every year

The numbers of accidents caused by texting and talking while driving on roads nationwide, including Missouri, are ever growing and creating a raising concern. The National Safety Council says crashes linked to cell phone use are underreported, and the federal fatality data does not present an accurate picture. The NSC creates an annual estimate, and its latest report indicates that such car accidents have increased yet again.

Father killed in second of 2 fatal pedestrian accidents in 2 days

Losing a loved one in a hit-and-run accident is understandably traumatic. A Missouri family, including five children, has to cope with a father's death after he was struck by a car in the second of two recent pedestrian accidents in St. Louis. Only two days before this incident, another man lost his life in a pedestrian accident not far from the scene of the second tragedy.

Car accidents: Missouri boy killed by alleged hit-and-run driver

The loss of a child to a car accident is dreadful and will likely leave parents with a desire to see justice done. Not only will parents who have lost children to car accidents have many unanswered questions, but they will also likely face financial burdens caused by unexpected end-of-life expenses. Missouri parents now have to adjust to life without their son after he was recently killed by an alleged hit-and-run driver.

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