St. Clair, MO (November 13, 2022) – An Amtrak train accident reported on Sunday in St. Claire claimed the life of a 17-year-old boy at Castlewood State Park. The crash was reported just before 4 p.m. on November 6.
Preliminary investigations so that a 17-year-old male was at Castlewood State Park when he was struck by an Amtrak train in the 1400 block of Keifer Creek Road near Ridge Road.
The teen suffered severe injuries in the crash. The St. Louis County police responded to the scene of the accident. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene as a result of his injuries.
The circumstances surrounding the accident are under investigation.
We offer our warmest condolences to the family of the victim who died as a result of this crash.
Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in Missouri
Pedestrian crashes in the United States impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of people every year. Unfortunately, more than 7000 victims end up passing away as a result of the injuries they suffer in these accidents. In Missouri, we see a significant number of people lose their lives as a result of fatal pedestrian crashes.
When the death of the pedestrian is caused by the negligence of another driver, the victim’s family may be able to recover financial compensation for the damages they face by filing a wrongful death claim. This can include compensation to help cover the following:
- Pain and suffering: The victim’s family can recover financial compensation for the pain and suffering that the victim experienced before their death. This includes both physical and emotional pain.
- Funeral expenses: The victim’s family can recover compensation to alleviate the cost of the funeral and burial expenses. This can include the cost of funeral services and other end-of-life arrangements.
- Loss of companionship: after losing a loved one, your family may be able to recover compensation for the loss of companionship that they have suffered as a result of the death. This includes the loss of love, affection, comfort, society, and moral support.
If you have lost a loved one as a result of a fatal pedestrian accident, it is important that you reach out to a skilled legal team right away. A St. Clair wrongful death lawyer will be able to help you pursue legal action and demand timely compensation to alleviate the costs and losses that your family faces.
Our team at Peterson & Associates, P.C. has more than three decades of experience helping bereaved families pursue justice after losing loved ones. Even though there is no amount of money that could ever replace your loved one, we are dedicated to helping you seek financial compensation to alleviate some of the financial burdens that you face.
Our team will demand justice on your behalf to make sure that the person who is responsible for the death of your loved one is held accountable. Schedule a consultation with our personal injury lawyers at your earliest convenience by calling our law firm at 816-888-8888 to get started.
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