Good Samaritan Motorist Killed on 1-55
Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 34 year old good Samaritan was struck and killed while attempting to assist another motorist in the median of I-55 south of Highway M in Barnhart.
Have you put yourself in a similar situation?
On Sunday morning, May 28, Miranda Foster of Ironton stopped on the Interstate to assist another motorist. She inadvertently stepped onto the highway into the path of a southbound 2007 Ford Mustang. Unfortunately, the driver, 47 year old Eddie James of St. Louis, was unable to stop. Half an hour later, at 2:20 a.m., Foster was pronounced dead at the scene. She was later transported to the county morgue.
Don’t endanger yourself when helping others
The St. Louis personal injury attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman want to make sure everyone arrives alive. Familiarize yourself with the state’s ‘Steer It and Clear It’ protocols to stay safe. If you’re assisting in a roadway incident where there are no serious injuries, and it’s safe/possible to do so, clear vehicles out of the flow of traffic.
When assisting or moving between affected vehicles, do so from the non-traffic side. Whenever possible, warn other drivers of the hazard with appropriate flares, four-way flashers, or other lights. Report the incident to the appropriate local emergency/non-emergency authorities.