Foristell, MO (March 20, 2022) – One man has lost his life as a result of a motor vehicle accident in St Charles County. At around 9:05 p.m., on March 16, emergency crews were requested on-site at a crash on Highway W.
Reports from authorities show that a 2011 International Prostar was traveling in the area of Highway W, over Interstate 70, when it made a left turn in front of a 2017 Harley Davidson Streetglide. The motorcyclist was not able to stop their vehicle in time to account a collision. As a result, the two vehicles collided.
The driver of the Harley, 44-year-old Mark Winger, sustained fatal injuries in the accident. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by EMS.
A second person on the motorcycle, 46-year-old Brian Whaley, sustained serious injuries. Whaley was transported by St Charles County ambulance to Mercy Hospital St Louis for emergency medical care.
At this time, the incident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with Brian Whaley at this time. We hope for his full recovery.
We would like to offer our warmest condolences to the family of Mark Winger. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Missouri
Each year, motorcycle accidents impact the lives of more than 1,700 riders in the state of Missouri. Although most victims are left with debilitating injuries that require medical attention, some victims are unable to recover. Instead, they end up passing away as a result of injuries sustained in accidents caused by reckless drivers.
In Missouri, some of the leading causes of motorcycle 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
- Not seeing motorcyclists in blind spots
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 Foristell wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.
Foristell Wrongful Death Lawyers
Peterson & Associates, P.C., takes a positive approach to aiding our clients in their post-accident recovery. Our Foristell motorcycle accident lawyers help surviving relatives to see justice and the financial compensation they deserve after losing loved ones in accidents due to negligent drivers.
Our law firm is well-aware of the mental and physical struggles families face after being impacted by fatal collisions. The monetary consequences alone can make the process of moving forward difficult. Our lawyers are wholly committed to helping bereaved families maximize their financial recovery.
We will ensure that your legal rights are defended after losing a loved one in a motorcycle crash. Contact our Missouri personal injury attorneys at (816) 888-8888 to see how we can help you. Our team is available at your earliest convenience to meet with you and discuss the circumstances surrounding your loved one and the legal options available for you. Do not wait to get the justice you deserve. Contact our law firm today to get started.
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