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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Failure to stop after being involved in an accident in Missouri can have severe repercussions. While it often requires thorough investigation to locate hit-and-run drivers after car accidents, information from eyewitnesses may make the task of law enforcers much easier. One such incident recently took place in Kansas City.
Whenever drivers are involved in car accidents, the law typically requires them to stop and provide contact information -- regardless of whether it is a pedestrian, another car or property that was struck. When a driver deliberately leaves an accident scene, it is regarded as a hit and run accident. Missouri residents will likely know that expenses following personal injury or property damage could add up to sizeable amounts, and pursuing recovery of damages following hit and run car accidents may prove to be complicated.
Not many hit-and-run accident victims are fortunate enough to survive. Was it not for the concern of a passerby, a disabled Missouri man may not have lived to tell his story. In one of too many pedestrian accidents, a hit-and-run victim was left for dead on the side of the road.