St. Louis Co, MO - 11-Year-Old Killed Trying to Cross Interstate
St. Louis Co, MO (October 13, 2020) - An 11-year-old boy attempting to cross a busy interstate was killed when he was hit by a car on Tuesday, October 13th.
According to officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident took place at about 6:30 a.m. in western St. Louis County.
The child's identity has not yet been released.
The incident report states that the chile was trying to cross the southbound lanes of the interstate when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, he stopped in the middle of one of the lanes where he was hit by a 24-year-old woman.
Emergency responders pronounced the boy dead at the scene.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in St. Louis
In 2015, car accidents were responsible for the deaths of 5,376 pedestrians across the country, and emergency rooms administered emergency care to 129,000 pedestrians for accident-related injuries. In 2018, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety stated that pedestrian fatalities were steadily increasing. In that same year, 83 pedestrians were killed during car accidents, representing approximately 10% of all vehicular fatalities in the state.
When victims are killed in collisions, they often leave behind friends and family that are devastated. In some cases, families can reach out to a wrongful death attorney in Missouri to get the justice they deserve for their loved ones. Working with a skilled and knowledgeable legal team can help to ensure you are in the best position possible to move forward after experiencing the loss of a loved one.
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