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Posted on August 1, 2013 by

4 Injured in St. Louis Hit and Run Accident

A 17-year-old driver has been charged with reckless homicide, failure to report an accident involving a fatality, speeding, obstruction of justice and several other charges in connection to a fatal hit and run accident near Cahokia last week. A 9-year-old boy was killed when the driver of the car hit the boy’s bike. The car involved in the bicycle accident was found abandoned in downtown St. Louis, and the driver was subsequently arrested in Washington Park.

In another hit and run accident earlier this week, four people were injured when a van rammed into the rear end of their car as they were driving through the Tower Grove Park neighborhood in St. Louis. The early morning auto accident injured all four occupants of the vehicle who were transported to the hospital. The driver of the van fled the scene of the accident and is being sought by police.

Vehicle drivers have a legal and moral obligation to remain at the scene of a St. Louis car accident or bicycle accident and immediately report any injuries or fatalities to police. When drivers flee the scene of an accident, the experienced St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman will work to track down offending drivers and obtain for accident victims the compensation to which they are entitled.