St. Louis, MO (October 30, 2021) – An automobile accident reported in St. Louis left one man with moderate injuries. At around 7:30 p.m., on October 29, emergency crews were notified that an accident took place on Interstate 170 that ended in injuries.
Reports from authorities show that a 2009 Nissan Sentra and a 2017 Nissan Maxima were both traveling north on Interstate 170. For unknown reasons, the Sentra crashed into the rear of the Maxima. The impact of the crash caused the Maxima to go off the left side of the road and strike a pedestrian.
The pedestrian, 39-year-old Alshon Blunt, sustained moderate injuries in the accident. He was transported to Mercy Hospital St. Louis for emergency medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Alshon Blunt at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Every year, thousands of pedestrians lose their lives in crashes across the United States. Not only do pedestrians lose their lives at an alarming rate in crashes, but countless victims are left with severe injuries that require extensive medical care. Many accidents take place right here in Missouri. Quite often, pedestrian accidents are a result of drivers who engage in reckless, negligent, and malicious actions while operating their vehicles. In Missouri, some of the leading causes of pedestrian-involved accidents include:
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are distracted by phones and other objects
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
- Drivers who are speeding
Pedestrians who are harmed in crashes often endure painful injuries that force them out of work for an extended time. Many pedestrians require months of therapy. Some never fully recover from their injuries. Not only do are most victims left to deal with pain and suffering, but the financial consequences of accidents can be crippling for both victims and their families.
When victims are injured in accidents resulting from the reckless and careless actions of other motorists, it is important that they seek legal guidance as soon as possible. Injured parties may be entitled to compensation that can help cover the costs of care and other expenses moving forward. A responsive and effective pedestrian accident attorney in St. Louis can help to explain your legal rights as a victim to an accident.
St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we take an aggressive approach when it comes to helping our clients recover after being injured in accidents. Our St. Louis personal injury attorneys strive to help accident victims get the justice and compensation they deserve after being harmed in preventable crashes.
Our law firm has helped thousands of clients recover more than $500 million in damages through filing legal actions against negligent and reckless drivers. We will help you get the maximum amount of compensation available to you. We will stop at nothing to ensure your legal rights are protected after being hurt. Contact our Missouri accident lawyers by calling 816-888-8888 at your earliest convenience to see how our team can help you.
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