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Posted on July 7, 2015 by

Man Hit by Two Vehicles in Downtown St. Louis

Summertime brings more people to the streets, walking, riding bicycles, enjoying the summer weather. The increase in outdoor activity means there’s an increased risk of outdoor injury including accidents involving pedestrians.

According to KSDK, a 50- year old man was crossing South Broadway in downtown St.Louis at the 700 Block early Sunday morning when he was hit by a woman in a black Mercedes, who left the scene of the accident. He was then struck again by a maroon vehicle who also left the scene. The man is at the hospital in critical condition.

When a pedestrian is involved in an automobile accident, the results can often be severe and/or fatal. Even if minor injuries occur, it can leave the victim unable to enjoy some activities in the same way they used to. The most common injuries in pedestrian auto accidents are:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Back/ Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Death

It can be difficult to know who is responsible in auto accidents. In a pedestrian accident, it can be possible to hold the driver, or drivers, who hit the pedestrian responsible. A third party may be responsible. This would be the case if the accident was caused by a faulty crossing signal, for example.

If you or someone you know was a pedestrian involved in an automobile accident, please let us help you. Call your St. Louis accident attorneys today!