In a tragic car accident that occurred two weeks ago, a St. Louis, Missouri, area tow truck driver died after a motorist struck him in a hit and run accident. According to reports, the accident took place along the side of Interstate 70 in St. Louis.
The tow truck driver, a 51-year-old man, worked for AAA and was assisting a driver on the side of the highway at the time of the accident. According to reports, the tow truck driver, who was on his last call of the night, was wearing a safety vest and putting down road flares in preparation to help a motorist stranded along the side of Interstate 70 when a passing car tragically struck him and sped away.
Though the car fled the scene of the accident, police were able to catch up to the driver and arrested him. The 21-year-old driver was charged with leaving the scene of a crash and held on $50,000 cash bail.
If someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident it is important to seek the assistance of a attorney. In addition to possible criminal charges, the victims of auto accidents and their families can seek compensation for their injuries in civil court. Damages could include everything from medical bills to pain and suffering, and in a case involving the loss of life, there may be additional damages and legal considerations.
Working with a competent and experienced personal injury attorney, knowledgeable in automobile accidents, is important to guaranteeing the victim and their families the best results.
Source: Stltoday.com, "Man charged in hit-and-run crash that killed tow truck driver from St. Louis," Kim Bell, April 18, 2012