St Charles, MO (August 6, 2022) – A 44-year-old man was left with significant injuries following a pedestrian accident in St. Charles early Friday morning. Just before 12:10 a.m., on August 5, the Missouri State Highway Patrol was notified that a crash took place on Interstate 70.
Reports from authorities show that a 2008 Toyota sienna was traveling westbound on Interstate 70. For unknown reasons, the driver failed to yield to an emergency vehicle on the westbound side of the interstate near the exit ramp from Interstate 70 to Cave Springs Road. As a result, the Toyota struck a pedestrian that was standing next to the emergency vehicle.
The pedestrian, 44-year-old Joel Mehlberg, suffered moderate injuries due to the crash.
Mehlberg was transported by ambulance to SSM Health Depaul Hospital for emergency medical care.
The crash is under investigation at this time by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Our thoughts are with Joel Mehlberg at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Pedestrian crashes in the United States the thousands of people harmed each year. Unfortunately, we see many accidents take place right here in Missouri. Pedestrians do not have anything to protect them during accidents. As a result, they are likely to suffer from significant injuries due to the impact of vehicles.
Pedestrians involved in crashes can and often are left with significant brain injuries, severely broken bones, and other life-altering injuries that require extensive and immediate medical attention. Dealing with the painful consequences of a pedestrian accident can be overwhelmingly challenging. For some victims, a personal injury case may be an option to help them seek compensation to help cover their medical expenses and other costs they face.
Our personal injury lawyers in St. Charles can help you pursue legal action against the person responsible for your crash. Our team will help you get the money that you need and deserve after being harmed.
At Peterson & Associates, P.C., our team will remain by your side every step of the way. We will help you pursue a legal claim against the person responsible for your accident, so you are able to hold them to account.
Our lawyers will help you get the money that you need to cover your expenses so you are better positioned to move forward after suffering severe and life-altering injuries.
We will help you get the money you need for medical expenses, lost earning capacity, and more.
Our lawyers are committed to taking the legal work off of your hands so you are able to focus on overcoming your painful physical and emotional injuries truly. Schedule a consultation at our law firm by calling 816-888-8888. We can meet at our Missouri personal injury law firm to get started on your case right away.
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