Warren, MO (January 9, 2022) – One man has lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Warren County on Thursday evening, January 6. At around 9:30 p.m., authorities were called to the site of a crash on Interstate 70.
Reports from authorities show that 22-year-old Abby Emerick was driving a 2015 Honda Civic west on Interstate 70. For unknown reasons, the vehicle struck a pedestrian near mile marker 194.8.
The pedestrian, 55-year-old David Courtway, suffered fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Emerick was transported to SSM Health St Joseph Hospital Lake St Louis by EMS for the treatment of injuries.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Abby Emerick at this time. We hope for her full recovery.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of David Courtway. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Car Accidents in Missouri
Each year, thousands of victims lose their lives in motor vehicle accidents across the United States. 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.
In Missouri, some of the leading causes of pedestrian accidents include:
- Drivers who are speeding
- Drivers who are distracted while operating their vehicles
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who fail to yield the right of way
Regrettably, fatal motorcycle accidents can have an overwhelming impact on surviving relatives. 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 Warren wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
Warren Personal Injury Lawyers
We at Peterson & Associates, P.C. strive to help our clients move forward after being impacted by another motorist’s negligent actions. When families lose loved ones, we are committed to helping them collect full and fair compensation to help alleviate some of the stress they face moving forward.
Our Warren pedestrian accident attorneys provide effective, trusted, 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 car 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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