St James, MO (April 15, 2022) – An auto accident reported in Phelps County on Wednesday evening has claimed one man’s life. At around 10:43 p.m., on April 13, calls for assistance came in surrounding an auto accident on Highway DD.
Reports from Missouri State Highway Patrol show that a 2016 Toyota Yaris was traveling on Highway DD when it struck a pedestrian in the area just one mile east of St James.
The driver of the Toyota, 40-year-old Mark Perkins, sustained severe injuries in the accident. He was airlifted from the scene and flown to Columbia Hospital for emergency medical care. Authorities confirmed that he passed away on April 14.
At this time, the circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of Mark Perkins. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Car Accidents in Missouri
Thousands of victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the United States each year. Although there are several things we can do to protect others sharing the roads with us, there is no guarantee that others are going to be mindful of us. As a result, we continue to see numerous people suffer unnecessarily due to the reckless and negligent actions of others. Hundreds of these accidents take place right here in Missouri.
Families of those who lose their lives in accidents are often left to deal with their sudden and unexpected loss. Many families have to cover the costs of funerals, endure lost earnings, and deal with the mental and emotional consequences. When victims lose their lives in accidents, due to the negligence of others, it is crucial that their families seek the guidance of a skilled St Louis wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
St Louis Wrongful Death Lawyers
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., we strive to help our clients move forward after being impacted by another motorist’s negligent actions. When families lose loved ones, we are dedicated to helping them collect full and fair compensation to help alleviate some of the stress they face moving forward.
Our St Louis car accident attorneys provide trusted, effective, and aggressive legal representation for our clients while being compassionate and understanding to their individualized needs. Not only is it essential that families are able to get full and fair compensation after losing loved ones in crashes caused by negligent drivers, but we are dedicated to helping them gain peace of mind in knowing they can move forward and overcome the difficulties they face.
If you have lost a loved one due to a motorcycle accident, and you would like to explore legal options available to you, contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at (816) 888-8888 as soon as possible to schedule a free case of evaluation to see how we can help you.
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