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Posted on January 5, 2017 by

Driver with Revoked License Responsible for Fatal Crash Near St. Louis

Fatal accidents are tragic, especially when they could have been avoided in the first place. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently reported an accident that happened just outside of St. Louis that claimed the lives of three people.

The collision occurred in the early afternoon, and the driver who caused it was a forty-eight-year-old man who had recently had his license revoked because of several DUIs. He was driving a Ford Escape, and authorities reported that he crossed the center line on Illinois Route 158 and hit an oncoming Chevy pickup truck, head-on.

The man driving the truck was seventy-four, and he survived the crash. However, police reported that his wife and grandson, who were also in the truck, were pronounced dead at the scene. The driver who caused the accident was also pronounced dead at the scene. The surviving man was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries, and was reported to be in stable condition.

As your St. Louis car accident attorney, we want to advise you regarding accidents with unlicensed drivers. In this accident, the unlicensed driver died, but that’s not always the case. Quite often, they are apologetic and willing to make amends for the crash. The best course of action is for you to contact a St. Louis car accident attorney. You have rights that should be protected and you are due compensation for your injuries and loss.